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Batting average  .350
Name  Antoan Richardson
Home runs  0
Role  Baseball player
Runs batted in  1
Weight  75 kg
Stolen bases  6


Current team  Round Rock Express (#8 / Outfielder)
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Antoan Edward Richardson (born October 8, 1983) is a Bahamian retired professional baseball player. Richardson was an outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

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Richardson attended American Heritage High School, Palm Beach Community College, and 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.

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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.

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On December 16, 2011, Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He played in the Minnesota Twins organization in 2013.

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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.

On December 11, 2014, Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. He underwent back surgery on March 27, 2015, and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on April 2, 2015.

Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2016 season, and the Pirates invited Richardson to spring training. He was released on April 27, 2016.

Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 29, 2016 after being released by the Pirates just two days prior. The Dodgers subsequently released him on June 22, 2016 after he hit .222 in 15 games for the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.

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