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Antoan Richardson | Outfielder

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 165
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Rangers placed OF Antoan Richardson on the 60-day disabled list with a back injury.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for new reliever Logan Verrett. Richardson underwent major surgery earlier this month for a herniated disk in his back. Apr 2 - 2:20 PM

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Antoan Richardson will have surgery Friday for a herniated disk in his back.

It's unclear how long the surgery will sideline the reserve outfielder. The Rangers recently purchased Richardson's contract from Triple-A Round Rock, so he'll likely start the season on the disabled list. The news increases the chances of Delino DeShields Jr. breaking camp with the club.
Mar 25 - 6:19 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of OF Antoan Richardson from Triple-A Around Rock.

Richardson was initially signed to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, but the contract had an early escape clause and so the Rangers opted to add him to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Richardson slashed .271/.380/.364 at the Triple-A level for the last Yankees last season. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Rangers.
Mar 11 - 2:03 PM

Rangers signed OF Antoan Richardson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Richardson spent the majority of the 2014 season playing for the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate, hitting .271/.380/.364 with three home runs and 26 stolen bases. Fun fact: Richardson scored the run on Derek Jeter's final walk-off hit. He is 31 years old and will be nothing more than minor league depth for Texas.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Yankees sent OF Antoan Richardson outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Richardson had five hits in 16 at-bats this season for the Yankees. He is a good athlete with a nice set of wheels, but the 31-year-old outfielder is sure to begin the 2015 campaign in the minor leagues.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract OF Antoan Richardson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Richardson hit .271/.380/.364 with three home runs and 26 stolen bases in 93 games this season at Triple-A. The 30-year-old can serve as a pinch-runner for New York. He probably won't see a start in the outfield.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Yankees signed OF Antoan Richardson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Richardson batted .285 with a .773 OPS in 523 plate appearances this past summer in the Twins' minor league system. The 30-year-old outfielder hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2011 regular season.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Twins signed OF Antoan Richardson to a minor league contract.

Richardson, 29, spent the majority of last season at the Double-A level, where he batted .279/.415/.331 with 26 steals and 61 walks in 367 plate appearances. While he's mostly an organizational depth signing, he could find his way into playing time with the Twins this season.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Orioles signed OF Antoan Richardson to a minor league contract.

Richardson, 27, became a free agent after being outrighted off the Braves' 40-man roster last month. The speedy outfielder made his major league debut this past September, but spent the majority of the season with Double-A Mississippi, batting .283/.430/.327 with one home run, 21 RBI, 17 stolen bases and a .757 OPS over 353 plate appearances. He'll likely function as organizational depth.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 05:16:00 PM

Braves sent OF Antoan Richardson outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Richardson, 27, made his major league debut in September and appeared in nine games. The speedy outfielder can declare free agency.
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 11:33:00 AM

Braves purchased the contract of OF Antoan Richardson from Double-A Mississippi.

Richardson, 27, is a speed merchant that has swiped 17 bags for Mississippi this season and 232 in his minor league career. He'll be used primarily as a pinch-runner down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 10:35:00 AM

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2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Hanser Alberto
4Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Nick Martinez
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7Matt Harrison
8Martin Perez
9Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Sam Freeman
7Ross Ohlendorf
8Ross Detwiler
9Spencer Patton
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla