FRISCO, Texas (March 30, 2019) - Right-handed pitcher Reed Garrett became the 150th former Frisco RoughRiders player to reach the Major Leagues when he debuted with the Detroit Tigers Friday night in Toronto.Garrett worked a perfect eighth inning for the Tigers in his debut, racking up his first big-league strikeout
FRISCO, Texas (March 30, 2019) - Right-handed pitcher Reed Garrett became the 150th former Frisco RoughRiders player to reach the Major Leagues when he debuted with the Detroit Tigers Friday night in Toronto.
Garrett worked a perfect eighth inning for the Tigers in his debut, racking up his first big-league strikeout along the way. He was selected by Detroit in the Rule draft last December.
The Virginia native pitched for the Riders from 2016-2018, making a few jumps to Triple-A in the process as well. In 2018, he was named a Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star after notching a 1.69 ERA and 16 saves in 35 outings. He ranks on the franchise's all-time leaderboard in games (5th, 105), saves (3rd, 26) and strikeouts (T8th, 195).
The RoughRiders begin the 2019 season Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Single-game tickets, season ticket memberships and group hospitality packages are all on-sale for the 2019 season, which runs through August 25. For more information about the 2019 season, 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 xtwo consecutive years (2015 and 2016). 150 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrián González, 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].