FRISCO, Texas (April 8, 2017) – The Texas Rangers announced that right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner is scheduled to make a Major League rehabilitation start with the Frisco RoughRiders on Monday, April 10 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. The RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Rangers, play host to the Tulsa Drillers that night at 7:05 p.m.
Cashner, 30, was placed on the placed on 10-day disabled list April 2 (retroactive to April 1) due to right biceps soreness. The 6-foot-6 right-hander, 31-53 with a 3.89 ERA in seven seasons with the Chicago Cubs, San Diego and Miami, is in his first season with the Rangers after signing with the club as a free agent in November.
Tickets for Monday’s contest are available at RidersBaseball.com or by phone at (972) 731-9200. Fans can also purchase tickets for all remaining home games and the 2017 Texas League All-Star Game, slated for June 27 at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
The RoughRiders round out the season’s opening series against the Springfield Cardinals tonight at Dr Pepper Ballpark, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. The first 1,500 fans through the gates take home a free Riders concert-style t-shirt and Adrian Johnston will perform in the first Saturday Post-game Party of the season.
About the Frisco RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco “Best Ballpark Renovation” of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com
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