FRISCO, Texas (June 14, 2017) - The Texas Rangers announced that outfielder Carlos Gomez and first basemen Mike Napoli are scheduled to begin Major League rehabilitation assignments with the Frisco RoughRiders on the club's current homestand at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Gomez is set to begin his rehab assignment in tonight's 7:05 p.m. opener of a four-game series against the San Antonio Missions. Napoli is scheduled to join the RoughRiders for Thursday night's second game (7:05 p.m.) against the Missions.
Gomez, in his second season with the Rangers, was placed on the 10-day disabled list May 16 (retroactive to May 15) with a right hamstring strain. He was hitting .246 with four home runs and 13 RBIs through his first 38 games with the Rangers prior to the injury.
The 14th-year pro recently began his rehab assignment by playing two games with Triple-A Round Rock over the weekend. This will be his first time suiting up for the RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Rangers.
Napoli landed on the 10-day DL June 6 (retroactive to June 4) with a lower back strain. Prior to his injury, Napoli was hitting .192 with 11 home runs and 25 RBIs for the Rangers.
The 12th-year pro is in his fourth season with the Rangers, spread across three different stints. Napoli is joining the Riders for the second time in his career, with the previous rehab assignment coming during the 2012 postseason.
The RoughRiders begin an eight-game homestand against San Antonio and the Midland RockHounds running through June 21. Tonight's game is Weiner Wednesday, featuring $1 hot dogs throughout the game.
Tickets to tonight's game and future games at Dr Pepper Ballpark, including the 2017 Texas League All-Star Game presented by McAfee on Tuesday, June 27, are available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and the RoughRiders Ticket 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 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing more than $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.