CARLOS GOMEZ AND MIKE NAPOLI CURRENTLY ON REHAB STINTS IN FRISCO
FRISCO, Texas (June 15, 2017) – The Texas Rangers announced that pitcher Cole Hamels is scheduled to make a Major League rehabilitation start for the Frisco RoughRiders on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the San Antonio Missions at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Hamels was placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 3 (retroactive to April 30) after sustaining a right oblique strain while warming up prior to his scheduled start on May 2 at Houston. The left-handed pitcher, in this third season with the Rangers, is 2-0 with a 3.03 ERA in five starts for Texas this season.
Hamels, 33, will be suiting up for the first time for the RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Rangers. Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez and first baseman Mike Napoli are currently on rehab assignments with the RoughRiders, and both are in the lineup for tonight’s 7:05 p.m. game against San Antonio.
The RoughRiders are in the midst of an eight-game homestand against San Antonio (San Diego Padres) and the Midland RockHounds (Oakland Athletics) running through Wednesday, June 21.
Friday’s game also features a Rougned Odor bobblehead giveaway, with the first 1,500 fans through the Dr Pepper Ballpark gates receiving a free bobblehead of former RoughRiders standout and current Texas Rangers star. The evening concludes with Post-Game Fireworks presented by Fidelity Investments, Plano Investor Center with fans invited onto the field to enjoy the show.
Tickets to tonight’s game and future games at Dr Pepper Ballpark, including the 2017 Texas League All-Star Game presented by McAfee on Tuesday, June 27, are available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and the RoughRiders Ticket Office.
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