FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2019) - Manager Joe Mikulik and four other members of the 2018 RoughRiders coaching staff will return for the 2019 season, the Texas Rangers announced Tuesday.
Mikulik is heading into his fifth season with the RoughRiders, making him the longest-tenured manager in team history. Through his first four seasons in Frisco, he holds a 243-315 record. 2019 marks Mikulik's 21st season as a Minor League manager and his sixth in the Rangers organization.
In addition to Mikulik, returning staff members include hitting coach Jason Hart (eighth season), pitching coach Greg Hibbard (second), bench coach Brad Flanders (second), and strength & conditioning coach Wade Lamont (third). Athletic trainer Alex Rodriguez is the new addition to the staff after serving in the same role for the Rangers Advanced-A affiliate the last three seasons.
The 2019 season begins April 4 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Ticket memberships and group hospitality packages are now on sale. The promotional calendar will be unveiled in the coming weeks with single-game tickets going on sale soon after. For more information, visit RidersBaseball.com or call (972) 731-9200.
About the 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 14 seasons (2005-2018). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz, 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 Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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