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Emmanuel Clase debuts with Rangers

21-year-old had his contract selected Friday
August 4, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 4, 2019) - Former Riders pitcher Emmanuel Clase made his Major League debut with the Rangers Sunday.Clase pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in Sunday's series finale against Detroit, recording a strikeout along the way. The 21-year-old was promoted to Frisco in late April and was a Texas League

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 4, 2019) - Former Riders pitcher Emmanuel Clase made his Major League debut with the Rangers Sunday.
Clase pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in Sunday's series finale against Detroit, recording a strikeout along the way. The 21-year-old was promoted to Frisco in late April and was a Texas League Midseason All-Star with the Riders this season. He had his contract selected by the Rangers Friday and was promoted directly from Frisco to the Major Leagues.
He is the 160th former Riders player to make his Major League debut and the 11th this season.
The Riders are back for seven games at Dr Pepper Ballpark Monday, August 5-Sunday, August 11. Tickets for those games and the season's final homestand August 20-25 are available at RidersBaseball.com.
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 150 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftalí Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Rougned Odor. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at [email protected]Baseball.com.