Dustin Richardson

Dustin Richardson

Dustin Richardson
Free agent
Born: (1984-01-09) January 9, 1984 (age 30)
Newton, Kansas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 28, 2009 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
(through 2010 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.31
Strikeouts 12

Dustin A. Richardson (born January 9, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has previously played for the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball.


Boston Red Sox

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.

Richardson spent the majority of the 2008 season on the roster of the Portland Sea Dogs of the Eastern League. Richardson was invited to his first Major League spring training in 2009. In 2009, Richardson pitched in three games. In 2010, he pitched in 20 games with no decisions.

Florida Marlins

On November 12, 2010, Richardson was traded to the Florida Marlins in exchange for Andrew Miller.[1]

He was designated for assignment on June 17, 2011.[2]

Atlanta Braves

Richardson was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on June 22. He was assigned to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.[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 and metabolite, Methandienone metabolite, Methenelone and metabolite, and Trenbolone and metabolite.[4]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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.


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


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)