Angels' manager Mike Scioscia said he doesn't expect Garrett Richards back by opening day, but does within the first month or 6 weeks.
Even with a guess of mid-to-late May, it's difficult to trust the timetable for Richards' recovery. That's still a ways off and they haven't even put together a preliminary plan as far as when he could even potentially begin to throw. As great as Richards was last year, he seems to be enough of a risk that even stashing him might not be such a great idea. Don't go investing based on 2014 because with what happened to his knee, he's just not the same guy.
Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Richards was the Angels best starter last season before the unfortunate injury. Although the Angels would love to have him back for opening day, it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Expect them to be patient with Richards as his potential appears to be high.
Analyst: Dom Murtha View Profile