FRISCO, Texas (June 19, 2017) - The Texas Rangers announced that pitcher Cole Hamels is scheduled to make a second Major League rehabilitation start for the Frisco RoughRiders on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. against the Midland RockHounds at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Hamels made his first rehab start for the RoughRiders on Friday, working three scoreless innings with three strikeouts, while allowing one hit before a crowd of 10,034 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. It was his first appearance since April 26, and Hamels threw 35 pitches (25 strikes).
Hamels, 33, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 3 (retroactive to April 30) after sustaining a right oblique strain while warming up prior to his scheduled start on May 2 at Houston. The left-handed pitcher, in this third season with the Rangers, is 2-0 with a 3.03 ERA in five starts for Texas this season.
The RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Rangers, are in the midst of an eight-game homestand and face the RockHounds (Oakland Athletics) tonight at 7:05 p.m. It's Kids Eat FREE Monday, as each youngster (12 & under) receives a complimentary voucher for a hot dog, chips and a Dr Pepper product or water.
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 nearly $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 140 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.