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Dustin Richardson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Angels signed LHP Dustin Richardson to a minor league contract.
Richardson was released by the Braves last year after testing positive for PEDs and was pitching for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters this year. The 29-year-old will serve as bullpen depth with Triple-A Salt Lake. Fri, Jun 14, 2013 09:46:00 PM

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Dustin Richardson has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for five different PEDs.

A former fifth-round draft pick, Richardson was released by the Braves earlier this winter after struggling to rein in his control issues last season at the Triple-A level. The 28-year-old could struggle to find a new opportunity.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 10:05:00 PM

Braves released LHP Dustin Richardson.

Richardson has posted a 9.9 K/9 rate during his minor league career, but he has major control issues, posting a BB/9 over 5.0 each of the last three years, which included a 6.1 from this past season. He'll turn just 28 in a few days and should be able to catch on in another organization.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 01:09:00 PM

Braves sent LHP Dusin Richardson outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Richardson was claimed off waivers from the Marlins in late June. The 27-year-old left-hander has registered a 4.79 ERA and 1.66 WHIP at the Triple-A level this year.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 04:38:00 PM

Braves claimed LHP Dustin Richardson off waivers from the Marlins.

Not a bad gamble by Atlanta. Richardson has suffered from control issues but is just 26 and has struck out over 10.0 per nine innings in his minor league career. He'll report to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 07:39:00 PM

Marlins designated LHP Dustin Richardson for assignment.

The Marlins made the move in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for DeWayne Wise. Acquired over the offseason in exchange for Andrew Miller, Richardson has posted a 3.66 ERA and 9.8 K/9 rate at Triple-A New Orleans, but he also holds a 5.6 BB/9 rate, and control issues are nothing new for him.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 03:53:00 PM

Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest indicated that a major reason why he traded Andrew Miller for Dustin Richardson was because Richardson has options left and Miller doesn't.

``The stuff is really good with Richardson,'' Beinfest said. ``He has good minor-league numbers and the stuff is good. He has good size and we have control, obviously, with his service time and with options, so we thought it made sense. We think there's upside with this kid.'' Richardson, like Miller, has control problems, but he has the potential to work at the back end of a bullpen if he can rein in the free passes.
Sat, Nov 13, 2010 09:57:00 AM

Marlins acquired LHP Dustin Richardson from the Red Sox in exchange for LHP Andrew Miller.

We can't really blame the Marlins for deciding to give up on Miller, but they've acquired another southpaw with control problems. Richardson boasts a 3.31 ERA over 16 1/3 innings for the Red Sox over the last two seasons, but he has walked nearly a batter per inning and has a WHIP over 2.00. He's consistently posted high strikeout rates in the minors but will need to cut down on the free passes if he hopes to nail down a late-inning role in Florida.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 06:09:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Dustin Richardson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Richardson, a 26-year-old left-hander, has posted a 2.61 ERA but a 1.84 WHIP in 19 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. He won't be used in many tight situations down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 04:35:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Dustin Richardson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Richardson was cleared in anticipation of Dustin Pedroia returning from the disabled list Tuesday. The 26-year-old left-hander has a 2.61 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in 19 relief appearances with the big club this season. He'll likely be back up when rosters expand in September.
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 05:48:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Dustin Richardson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Roster room was made when Boston shipped Ramon Ramirez to the Giants. Richardson posted a 2.57 ERA in 13 appearances in his last stint with the club and impressed manager Terry Francona. The 26-year-old southpaw will pitch out of middle relief.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 04:37:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Dustin Richardson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Richardson was cleared in order to make space for Wednesday's starter Clay Buchholz. The 26-year-old southpaw posted a 2.57 ERA in 13 appearances since his promotion from the PawSox in June. He'll be back.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 09:11:00 AM

Red Sox recalled LHP Dustin Richardson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Richardson will take on a role in mop-up duty for the Sox, who just lost Daisuke Matsuzaka (forearm) to the disabled list. Richardson, 26, threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings last season as a September call-up.
Sat, Jun 12, 2010 04:13:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Dustin Richardson from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Richardson was being considered as a second left-hander out of the bullpen, however he allowed three runs in 1 2/3 innings of exhibition action. The 26-year-old was 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 74 innings between Double-A and Triple-A last season and tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings as a September call-up. He could still be in line for an in-season promotion.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 09:52:00 PM

Dustin Richardson believes he could crack Boston's bullpen in 2010.

The 6'6" left-hander went 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 74 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this past season. He threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings as a September call-up. "I’ve got every opportunity," the 25-year-old said Thursday, "there’s no reason I shouldn’t earn that spot." The Red Sox have lost relievers Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito in the last few days.
Fri, Dec 4, 2009 09:09:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
2Ian Stewart
LF1Josh Hamilton
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Raul Ibanez
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PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Garrett Richards
5Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ernesto Frieri
2Joe Smith
3Sean Burnett
4Kevin Jepsen
5Michael Kohn
6Fernando Salas
7Brian Moran
8Ryan Brasier
9Nick Maronde
10Yoslan Herrera
11Dane De La Rosa