Antoan Richardson

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Antoan Richardson
Texas Rangers – No. 64
Outfielder
Born: (1983-10-08) October 8, 1983 (age 31)
Nassau, Bahamas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2011 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .350
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
Stolen bases 6
Teams

Antoan Edward Richardson (born October 8, 1983) is a Bahamian professional baseball outfielder in the Texas Rangers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Professional career[edit]

Richardson attended Vanderbilt University, where he played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team. He was drafted in the 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005 Major League Baseball Drafts. The San Francisco Giants signed him after they took him in the 2005 Draft, and he played in the Giants organization until they released him in 2009.[1] He then signed with the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League. In May 2010, he signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves.[2]

Richardson was called up to the majors for the first time on September 4, 2011, and recorded his first career hit, a single to right field, off of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw in his first career Major League at-bat.[3]

On December 16, 2011, Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He played in the Minnesota Twins organization in 2013.

On November 13, 2013, he signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. After playing the minor league season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Yankees promoted Richardson to the major leagues on September 2, 2014.[4] On September 25, Richardson pinch-ran for Jose Pirela in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles. He scored the winning run on a walk-off single by Derek Jeter in the final Yankee Stadium at-bat of Jeter's career.[5] Overall, for the season, he had five hits in sixteen at bats (.313 batting average), along with five stolen bases. After the season he was outrighted off the Yankees roster.

On December 11, 2014, Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. [6] He underwent back surgery on March 27, 2015 and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on April 2, 2015.

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