Pirates Sign Antoan Richardson

By Jason Shetler

According to a CBS Sports report, via Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates have signed outfielder Antoan (pronounced Antawn) Richardson to a minor league deal.

Richardson was drafted by the San Francisco Giants as a 35th round pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. The 32-year-old native of the Bahamas has spent most of his 11 year career in the minors where he’s put up an impressive .395 on base percentage. Richardson is also known for his speed, compiling a total of 328 stolen bases. He’s had a couple of brief stints in the big leagues, appearing in nine games with the Atlanta Braves in 2011, and playing in 13 games with the New York Yankees in 2014. Richardson will likely serve as AAA depth to begin 2016.

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