Dustin Richardson

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Dustin Richardson
Sugar Land Skeeters – No. 34
Pitcher
Born: (1984-01-09) January 9, 1984 (age 33)
Newton, Kansas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 28, 2009, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2010 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.31
Strikeouts 12
Teams

Dustin A. Richardson (born January 9, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has previously played for the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Richardson attended Newton High School in Newton, Kansas and then went to Cowley County Community College and Texas Tech University.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Richardson was drafted in the fifth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox, and made his professional debut for the Lowell Spinners that year. He spent the majority of the 2008 season on the roster of the Portland Sea Dogs of the Eastern League and was invited to his first Major League spring training in 2009.

Richardson made his MLB debut with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 28, 2009. He pitched in three games in 2009 and 26 in 2010 for the Red Sox, with a 4.15 ERA.

Florida Marlins[edit]

On November 12, 2010, Richardson was traded to the Florida Marlins in exchange for Andrew Miller.[1] He appeared in 23 games for the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs with a 3.66 ERA. He was designated for assignment on June 17, 2011.[2]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Richardson was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on June 22 and was assigned to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves, where he had a 6.00 ERA in 23 games.[3] He was released on January 6, 2012.

On January 25, 2012, Major League Baseball announced that, effective upon his signing by a major league team, Richardson would be suspended for 50 games for violating MLB's drug policy, having tested positive for amphetamine, Letrozole, Methandienone, Methenelone, and Trenbolone.[4]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

After beginning the 2013 season with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Richardson signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 15, 2013. He was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake. In 20 games in 2013 he had a 6.47 ERA and he returned in 2014 to Salt Lake and was 3-3 with a 7.69 ERA in 36 games.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

In February 2015, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched in 14 games in 2015 (with four starts) combined for the AA Tulsa Drillers and AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers and was 2–0 with a 2.08 ERA.[5]

Long Island Ducks[edit]

On June 15, 2016, Richardson signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Personal[edit]

As part of the television show Knight School, Richardson tried out for the Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Sox acquire lefty Miller for Richardson". MLB.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ Dierkes, Tim. "Dustin Richardson Designated For Assignment". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Axisa, Mike. "Braves Claim Dustin Richardson". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Former Red Sox Pitcher Dustin Richardson Suspended 50 Games". sbnation.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  5. ^ "Dustin Richardson minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference. 

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