Who is he?
An outfielder and leadoff-type batter whose offensive contributions are walks and speed. He’ll be 29 in 2013 and has played 18 games at AAA, scattered over three seasons. In 428 AA games, he’s hit .264/.391/.323. He’s always had a contact-oriented swing and never learned to drive the ball. He seems to fall midway between Kyle Hudson and Matt Angle, and is on their career path, at best – a September callup as a pinch-runner/defensive replacement outfielder.
UPDATE: Richardson was declared a minor-league free agent and has signed with the Twins.