FRISCO, Texas (August 27, 2018) - The Texas Rangers announced Monday that outfielder Ryan Rua is scheduled to join the Frisco RoughRiders on a Major League rehabilitation assignment tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Rua was placed on the disabled list July 28 with muscles spasms in his back. With Texas this season, he's hitting .194 with six homers and 12 RBIs in 56 games. He returns to Frisco for the first time since 2012-2013, during his days as a rising minor leaguer. In two seasons with the Riders, he hit .283 with 13 homers and 47 RBIs.
In addition to Rua's scheduled appearance, Monday's game is also a Kids Eat Free Monday at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Kids 12 & under will receive a voucher for a hot dog, chips and a Dr Pepper product or water.
The Riders are in their final five home games of the regular season, which concludes Friday, August 31. Tickets are available for all remaining games by visiting RidersBaseball.com, calling (972) 731-9200 or stopping by the Dr Pepper Ballpark box office.
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 13 seasons (2005-2017). 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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