• Rangers option lefty Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville

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    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have optioned left-hander Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville after his second stint in the majors this season.

    Bird has a 6.75 ERA with a save in five relief appearances for the Rangers in his first big league action.

    Texas will make a corresponding move before Friday's series opener against Houston to fill Bird's spot on the 25-man roster. The Rangers were off Thursday after sweeping a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.

    The Rangers got Bird from the Tampa Bay Rays during the offseason as part of a three-team deal that sent infielder Jurickson Profar to Oakland.

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