Ronny Henriquez makes MLB debut with Twins
FRISCO, Texas (September 21, 2022) – Former RoughRiders pitcher Ronny Henriquez made his MLB debut on September 19th with the Minnesota Twins when they took on the Cleveland Guardians. In his debut, Henriquez threw four innings out of the bullpen, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out two
FRISCO, Texas (September 21, 2022) – Former RoughRiders pitcher Ronny Henriquez made his MLB debut on September 19th with the Minnesota Twins when they took on the Cleveland Guardians.
In his debut, Henriquez threw four innings out of the bullpen, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out two and walking two in a no-decision.
With the RoughRiders in 2021, Henriquez made 16 outings and 11 starts, going 4-4 with a 5.04 ERA. Over 69.2 innings, Henriquez struck out 78 while walking 17.
During the 2022 offseason, Henriquez was traded to the Twins along with shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa in exchange for catcher Mitch Garver.
Before being called up to Minnesota, the righty went 3-4 with a 5.66 ERA over 24 games with 14 starts.
Henriquez becomes the 185th 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 and Josh Jung to become the 11th former RoughRiders player to crack the majors in 2022.
Frisco now travels to San Antonio to continue the Division Series with game two from Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. Riders LHP Cody Bradford (10-7, 5.01 ERA) makes his first start of the postseason, while San Antonio’s starter is still to be determined.
One win would send Frisco to the Championship Series against the winner between Tulsa and Wichita and single-game tickets are on sale now. The potential first game would be played at Riders Field on Sunday, September 25th at 5:05 p.m. 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. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance for 15 consecutive seasons (2005-2019). 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 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 170 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact [email protected].