Richardson Returns to Close in 2024

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club (@iblmapleleafs) announced today the signing of Left Handed Pitcher Dustin Richardson.

Richardson returns for his 5th season with Toronto. Prior to joining the Leafs Richardson spent 10 years in MILB and parts of 2 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox. Richardson pitched in 29 games with the Sox picking up 12 strikeouts in 16.1 Innings. In his 10 year minor career he had 644 strikeouts in 596.2 Innings with a 39-27 record and 12 saves.

 In 4 years in the IBL Richardson is 1-1 with 6 saves with 81 strikeouts in 39.2 Innings. Last season he had an outstanding playoffs with a 1-0 record, 1 save and 14 strikeouts in 8.1 innings in 4 games.

" Dustin is one of the most feared pitchers in the league. He is highly competitive and is a great clubhouse leader. We look forward to having Dustin with the club on a more regular basis in 2024 and I feel his presence will help Rob and our whole pitching staff.” GM Jeff Lounsbury

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a member of Canada’s best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 100-year-old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit or follow the Maple Leafs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @iblmapleleafs.

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