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Richard, who had been a staple in the rotation, received an injection in his shoulder but still wound up on the 60-day DL on July 12 after he needed season-ending surgery to repair the AC joint.
Richard was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL on Friday. He' been sidelined since June 22.
It was his first win as a starter since Sept. 20. 2012, ending a streak of seven consecutive losing decisions.
Richard (1-5), who had been scheduled to start Saturday night, came on to start the 16th. He came in 0-5 with an 8.35 ERA in seven starts and recently spent time on the disabled list with an intestinal virus. He gave up one hit and struck out two in two innings in his first relief appearance since May 2009 with the Chicago White Sox.
Richard is 0-4 with an 8.54 ERA in six starts for the Padres. Richard originally got sick at San Francisco two weeks ago, causing a start to be pushed back a few days.
Richard (0-4, 8.54 ERA) gave up seven runs over 3 2-3 innings, and is now 0-3 with a 13.09 ERA in his last three starts.
Richard was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the San Francisco Giants after he came down with a stomach virus. Manager Bud Black says Richard began vomiting after he woke up Saturday morning and had no energy.
His next outing will come on April 3 against the New York Mets.