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Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Goes to 60-day IL
The Athletics transferred Lovelady (forearm) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday.
Lovelady's move to the 60-day IL was merely a formality after he had already been ruled out for the season with a strained left forearm. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for left-hander Sean Newcomb, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Shut down for season
Athletics manager Mark Kotsay announced Saturday that Lovelady (forearm) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Kotsay didn't provide any other information, but Lovelady's weekend visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache apparently didn't yield encouraging news regarding the reliever's recovery from a strained left forearm. The 28-year-old reliever finishes the 2023 campaign with a 4.63 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 24:10 K:BB in 23.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Undergoing further evaluation
Lovelady is slated to undergo further evaluation on his injured forearm with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, the team's official site reports.
The details surrounding Lovelady's forearm issues have been somewhat murky, and the fact he'll be undergoing further consultation suggests they may be a bit more complex than initially believed. The southpaw was placed on the injured list July 14, retroactive to July 11, and he remains shut down from throwing for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Back on IL
Lovelady was placed on the 15-day injured list with an undisclosed injury Friday.
He was just reinstated less than two weeks ago after missing time with an elbow strain, so his arm likely started barking again. Freddy Tarnok was recalled from Triple-A to take Lovelady's place on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Back from injured list
Lovelady (elbow) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Sunday.
Lovelady landed on the shelf in mid-June with a left-elbow strain, but he spent just one day over the 15-day minimum on the IL. He's been a solid late-inning option for Oakland this year with four holds and a 3.86 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 20:10 K:BB across 21 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Throws 20-pitch bullpen session
Lovelady (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session before Tuesday's game versus the Yankees, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Lovelady has been on the 15-day injured list with a strain in his left elbow since June 16. The left-hander will likely need to throw a couple more sessions and may need a rehab assignment before having a chance to rejoin the Oakland bullpen in the early portion of July.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Placed on 15-day IL
Oakland placed Lovelady on the 15-day injured list Friday with a left elbow strain.
Lovelady suffered the injury while making a relief appearance Thursday against the Rays, and the Athletics have yet to project a recovery timeline. Chad Smith will join the A's bullpen in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Pulled with apparent arm injury
Lovelady was removed from Thursday's game against the Rays with an apparent left arm injury, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Lovelady was grabbing his left forearm after throwing a pitch and was instantly removed by trainers. The A's will take a look at him and should provide an official update relatively soon.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Could be in mix for saves
Lovelady (0-3) allowed one earned run on a walk and no hits while striking out one across 0.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Mariners.
Lovelady entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score knotted at 2-2. He retired two of the three batters he faced but was pulled for Garrett Acton, who was on the mound when the winning run crossed the plate. Lovelady began the season in the minors, but he has pitched well since being recalled, turning in 13 scoreless outings in 16 appearances. It's difficult to decipher the Athletics bullpen due to their lack of wins and standout talent, but Lovelady could see some save chances moving forward -- particularly while Zach Jackson (elbow) is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Recalled from Triple-A
Lovelady was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Oakland claimed Lovelady off waivers from Atlanta on Thursday, and now he'll jump into the bullpen Saturday afternoon against the visiting Mets. Hogan Harris has been optioned.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Claimed off waivers by OAK
Lovelady was claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Thursday and assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Lovelady had allowed four earned runs through five innings of relief this season at Triple-A Gwinnett. The 27-year-old left-hander hasn't appeared in a major-league game since 2021 and will function as minor-league bullpen depth for Oakland.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Richard Lovelady: Headed to Atlanta
Atlanta acquired Lovelady from the Royals on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. He was then optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Lovelady failed to make the Royals' Opening Day roster and is now headed to a new organization. He'll provide Atlanta with some left-handed relief depth at Gwinnett.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Sent to Triple-A
Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
Lovelady had an excellent spring, pitching eight innings without allowing an earned run or a walk while striking out 10. Despite the strong showing, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports the Royals want Lovelady to work on building up arm strength after missing most of 2022 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. If the southpaw can continue his strong pitching into the minor-league regular season, it shouldn't be long before he's an option for the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Strong start to spring
Lovelady has yet to allow an earned run over six innings across six Cactus League appearances.
Lovelady has allowed four hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk. The 27-year-old returned from Tommy John surgery late in the 2022 campaign, logging four scoreless outings between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha. He has 46 appearances in the majors during his career, and he should slot into a low-leverage role in the bullpen this season thanks to his strong play in spring.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Contract selected by KC
The Royals selected Lovelady's contract from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Lovelady sat out most of 2022 while he rehabbed from Tommy John surgery, but he returned to game action in September with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Omaha. The left-hander had a 3.48 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 23:6 K:BB across 20.2 innings prior to the injury in 2021 and could be a bullpen piece for Kansas City to open next season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Returns from Tommy John surgery
Lovelady (elbow) was reinstated from Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 60-day injured list Sept. 18 and struck out two over a scoreless inning in his 2022 debut for the affiliate.
Lovelady made a remarkably quick recovery from the Tommy John surgery he required last September, making his return to game action exactly 12 months later. After the strong showing at Northwest Arkansas, Lovelady was bumped up to Triple-A Omaha last week. He struck out four over two scoreless innings between his first two appearances at Omaha.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Richard Lovelady: Back with Royals on MiLB pact
Lovelady (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday.
He was non-tendered as a move to get him off the 40-man roster due to the fact he will miss the entire 2022 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, but Lovelady will opt to stick with the organization through his recovery.... See More ... See Less
Richard Lovelady: Let go by Kansas City
Lovelady (elbow) was non-tendered by the Royals on Tuesday.
Lovelady underwent Tommy John surgery in September and is set to miss the entire 2022 campaign, so the Royals opted not to tender him a contract.... See More ... See Less
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