Jeffrey Springs makes Major League debut
FRISCO, Texas (August 1, 2018) - 2018 RoughRiders pitcher Jeffrey Springs made his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers Tuesday night at Arizona, becoming the 145th former Riders player to debut in the big leagues.In his debut, the lefty from Belmont, NC worked two innings in relief, allowing one
FRISCO, Texas (August 1, 2018) - 2018 RoughRiders pitcher
In his debut, the lefty from Belmont, NC worked two innings in relief, allowing one run on one hit while recording three strikeouts.
Springs, 25, opened the 2018 season with the RoughRiders, Texas' Double-A affiliate, and pitched in 20 games. He struck out 68 batters in just 37 1/3 innings, helping him earn a promotion to Triple-A Round Rock on June 16. After 13 impressive appearances with the Express, he had his contract purchased Tuesday by the Rangers.
He is the 145th former Riders player to debut in the Major Leagues and the fifth this year, joining
The RoughRiders return home Thursday to begin an exciting final month of the season at Dr Pepper Ballpark, which runs through August 31. For tickets to all remaining Riders home game this season, visit RidersBaseball.com, call (972) 731-9200 or visit 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