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Antoan Richardson | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 165
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Pirates signed OF Antoan Richardson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Richardson missed most of 2015 due to a back injury, as he hit .271/.380/.364 at Triple-A with the Yankees in his last extensive action. The 32-year-old is merely a depth addition. Mon, Dec 14, 2015 06:49:00 PM

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Antoan Richardson has elected free agency.

Richardson was outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster last Wednesday. The 32-year-old outfielder barely played in 2015 due to a back injury and he's going to have to settle for a minor league contract this winter.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Rangers sent OF Antoan Richardson outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Richardson had back surgery last February and didn't see any time at the major league level in 2015. Indeed, the veteran outfielder only saw 37 minor league at-bats between Single-A and Triple-A, notching eight hits and four steals. He can elect for free agency if he opts not to accept the outright assignment.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 06:03:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 02:20:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 06:19:00 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.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 02:03:00 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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