FRISCO, Texas (June 8, 2019) - Riders pitcher Joe Palumbo has been recalled by the Texas Rangers and will make his Major League debut today against Oakland, the Rangers announced Saturday.Palumbo enjoyed a tremendous start to the season to the 2019 season with the RoughRiders, logging a 3.38 ERA in his
FRISCO, Texas (June 8, 2019) - Riders pitcher Joe Palumbo has been recalled by the Texas Rangers and will make his Major League debut today against Oakland, the Rangers announced Saturday.
Palumbo enjoyed a tremendous start to the season to the 2019 season with the RoughRiders, logging a 3.38 ERA in his first 10 outings. He has struck out 65 hitters in just 50 2/3 innings, keeping opponents to a .222 average along the way. The southpaw leaves the Texas League on the circuit's leaderboard in ERA (4th, 3.38), strikeouts (T3rd, 65), opponent average (3rd, .222) and WHIP (8th, 1.28).
Originally selected by Texas in the 30th round of the 2015 draft from St. John the Baptist High School (West Islip, NY), Palumbo will become the 155th former Riders player to reach the Major Leagues and the sixth this season.
The Riders return home for six games Tuesday, June 11th-Sunday, June 16th. Tickets for those games and all remaining regular-season home games - running now through August 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].