SAN DIEGO, CA (WLFI) - Former McCutcheon Maverick and current pitcher for the San Diego Padres Clayton Richard will miss the remainder of the 2013 season, according to the official page of the San Diego Padres.
Richard will have surgery on his left shoulder. He has been on the disabled list since June 22.
The surgery will shave down part of his left clavicle so he doesn't encounter future problems with his acromioclavicular joint.The good news is that an MRI showed no damage to the AC joint in Richard's shoulder.
"It's never good to have surgery, but it's nice that it's not necessarily in the shoulder itself," Richard said.
Richard should be ready to return for spring training in 2014.
Richard finishes the year with a 2-5 record and a 7.01 ERA in 12 games, including 11 starts.
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