Robinson becomes 156th former Pelican to debut in majors

Infielder is first Pelican alumnus to debut in majors in 2017

By Joey Liberatore / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | April 7, 2017 2:32 PM ET

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (April 7, 2017) - Former Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Drew Robinson earned a spot on the Texas Rangers' Opening Day roster out of Spring Training and made his debut for the club Wednesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Robinson is the 156th former Pelican to reach The Show, and is the first to make his debut in 2017.

Robinson, who was born in Las Vegas, went 0-for-2 Wednesday after entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians.

The left-handed batting third baseman played in 122 games with the Pelicans in 2013, hitting .257/.369/.404 with 26 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs and 70 RBI. 

The No. 23 prospect in the Rangers' system according to MLB.com, Robinson made the team's Opening Day roster out of Spring Training, where he batted .246 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 29 games.

Myrtle Beach continues their opening week in Lynchburg tonight, with game two of their four-game series starting at 6:30 p.m. at Calvin Falwell Field at Lynchburg City Stadium.

The 2017 season is the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail info@myrtlebeachpelicans.com, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in each of the last six seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last six years and the best in the Carolina League for six straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the two-time defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 and 2016 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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