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Top Lyon Richardson News

  • Reds' Lyon Richardson: Shielded from Rule 5 draft

    Richardson (elbow) was added to the Reds' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Richardson hasn't pitched since 2021 after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last offseason. He will still likely miss the first month or two of the 2023 season before he continues to work his way up the Reds' farm system.

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  • Reds' Lyon Richardson: On mend from Tommy John surgery

    Richardson will miss all of the 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery during the offseason, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.

    According to Mayo, Richardson had been pitching hurt in 2021, which explains the 5.09 ERA and 1.47 WHIP he posted in 76 innings at High-A Dayton. It's unclear when exactly he had the surgery, but he could potentially return in April or May of 2023 if he avoids setbacks.

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  • Reds' Lyon Richardson: Scoreless spring debut

    Richardson threw a scoreless inning against the Angels in his spring training debut, throwing his fastball between 93-96 mph, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "He came in and looked like he'd been pitching in the big leagues for a lot of years," manager David Bell said. "He just really attacked and went after the hitters. Clearly has the stuff to match it. He's a guy that's never played above A-ball, and you wouldn't have known that watching him tonight."

    Richardson was the Reds' second-round draft pick in 2018, and he hasn't yet advanced beyond Low-A, though he did spend some time in September at the Reds' alternate training site. It'll be interesting to see where the Reds start him this season and whether he's made enduring improvements that'll allow him to advance to the majors quickly.

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  • Reds' Lyon Richardson: Joins 60-man player pool

    Richardson was added to the Reds' 60-man player pool Thursday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    A second-round pick in 2018, Richardson has yet to really turn heads as a prospect. Last year he logged a 4.15 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 106 strikeouts in 112.2 innings at Low-A.

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  • Reds' Lyon Richardson: Best start of season

    Richardson allowed two unearned runs over six innings Wednesday for Low-A Dayton. He struck out a season-high seven batters while walking one and allowing two hits, MiLB.com reports.

    Richardson was the Reds' second-round pick in 2018 but dealt with elbow problems after becoming a professional last year. He has a 4.10 ERA with a 50:18 K:BB over 59.1 innings at Dayton.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Jensen Beach, FL
Age: 23
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: S, R