Nick Gardewine

Position: RHP
Born: 08/15/93
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
1-2 with a 2.41 ERA and four saves in 30 games at Frisco (Double-A), striking out 50 and walking 12 in 33 2/3 innings, while giving up 35 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Frisco on August 21, with OF Ryan Rua when RHP Matt Bush went on the 10-day DL, and INF Phil Gosselin was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 08/22/17

Debut Details
August 22, in a 10-1 loss to the Angels. The fourth of five pitchers on the night, he allowed three runs, none of them earned, on three hits in 2/3 of an inning, and walking one batter. Of 25 pitches thrown, 15 were for strikes. Coming on for right-handed reliever Tony Barnette to start the bottom of the seventh with the Rangers trailing 7-0, he got Martin Maldonado to ground out to second and Kaleb Cowart to line out to second to open the inning. Cameron Maybin then singled to center and Mike Trout reached on an error by shortstop Elvis Andrus. With Albert Pujols at the plate, Gardewine uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the runners to advance a base but didn't matter when Pujols homered to center. Kole Calhoun then drew a walk and Cliff Pennington singled to left to put runners at the corners before right-handed reliever Jhan Marinez came on for Gardewine and got Luis Valbuena to ground out to second to end the inning.

Player Notes
The third player to debut on August 22, Gardewine officially became the 200th debutante of 2017. Despite having never played a game above the Double-A level, he got the call when fresh arms were needed in Texas, becoming the second Rangers reliever to skip past Triple-A just this month (Ricardo Rodriguez arrived in early August). Bringing a career 3.65 ERA in 110 games and a .245 BAA, he went 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA in 29 games at High Desert (High A) in 2016, a notorious hitters' park in a hitters' league, going 7-for-7 in save opportunities and fanning 60 in 54 2/3 innings, walking 14 and allowing 39 hits.