Richardson batting for the New York Yankees in 2014
Texas Rangers – No. 64
October 8, 1983 |
|September 4, 2011 for the Atlanta Braves|
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||1|
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.
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. 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 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. 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. 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.
- Giants Release Richardson, McNiven
- Richardson signs with Braves in minor league
- Braves call up speedy outfielder Richardson
- Andro, Anthony. "Rangers get DeShields in Rule 5 Draft". foxsports.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
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