FRISCO, Texas (April 14, 2018) - Former RoughRiders first baseman Ronald Guzman made his Major League debut with the Texas Rangers Friday night in Houston, going 1-for-3. He is the 142nd former Riders player to make the big leagues and the second this week, joining Isiah Kiner-Falefa .
Guzman spent most of 2016 with the Riders, hitting .288 with 15 home runs and 56 RBIs in 102 games. Last season, he was named the Tom Grieve Rangers Minor League Player of the Year while with the Triple-A Round Rock Express.
The RoughRiders return home for an exciting four-game homestand starting Thursday. The four-game set features another Deep Ellum Brewing Party @ The Yard with a special appearance from Luke Pell on Thursday, April 19 and Jurassic Park Night on Friday, April 20. Tickets are available at RidersBaseball.com, by phone at (972) 731-9200 or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark box 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 13 seasons (2005-2017). 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 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis , Adrian Gonzalez , Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz , 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 atAGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com
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