|New York Yankees – No. 73|
October 8, 1983 |
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Right|
|September 4, 2011 for the Atlanta Braves|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
Richardson played collegiately at Vanderbilt University and 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. He then signed with the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League. In May 2010, he signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves.
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.
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.