Yerry Rodriguez makes MLB debut with Rangers
FRISCO, Texas (October 6, 2022) – Former RoughRiders pitcher Yerry Rodriguez made his MLB debut on October 5th with the Texas Rangers when they took on the New York Yankees. In his debut, Rodriguez threw a scoreless inning, allowing one hit while striking out one. Rodriguez was signed by the
FRISCO, Texas (October 6, 2022) – Former RoughRiders pitcher Yerry Rodriguez made his MLB debut on October 5th with the Texas Rangers when they took on the New York Yankees.
In his debut, Rodriguez threw a scoreless inning, allowing one hit while striking out one.
Rodriguez was signed by the Rangers as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2015 and spent time with the Riders in 2021. With Frisco, he was a full-time starter, going 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA over 14 starts while striking out 63 over 51.1 innings to 21 walks. He was then promoted to Triple-A Round Rock, where he made four starts out of his 13 outings, owning an 8.01 ERA.
In 2022, Rodriguez worked mostly out of the bullpen, going 4-1 with Triple-A Round Rock while owning a 4.27 ERA over his 49 games with five starts.
Entering into the 2020 season, FanGraphs had Rodriguez as the top prospect in the Rangers system and the No. 97 prospect in all of baseball.
Rodriguez becomes the 187th former Riders player to make his major league debut, joining Christian Lopes, Jacob Lemoine, Josh Smith, Ezequiel Duran, Steele Walker, Elier Hernandez, Charles Leblanc, Bubba Thompson, Cole Ragans, Josh Jung, Ronny Henriquez and Brendon Davis to become the 13th former RoughRiders player to crack the majors in 2022.
The Frisco RoughRiders won the 2022 Texas League Championship, their second title in franchise history. Season tickets for the 2023 season are already on sale. For tickets and more information about the Frisco RoughRiders, visit RidersBaseball.com or call 972.731.9200.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the 2022 Texas League champions. In 2023, the team is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has consistently finished in the top five among all Double-A franchises in attendance yearly. 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, Bullpen Bar, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive 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 185 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball including current Rangers Josh Jung, Cole Ragans and Bubba Thompson. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].