ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -The Texas Rangers purchased the contract of outfielder Marlon Byrd from Triple-A Oklahoma and optioned outfielder Kevin Mahar to the same club prior to Saturday night's game against the Boston Red Sox.
To make room for Byrd on the 40-man roster, the Rangers designated catcher Miguel Ojeda for assignment.
Byrd appeared in 44 games for Oklahoma this season, hitting a team-high .358, fourth in the Pacific Coast League. Byrd had six homers and 32 RBIs along with 18 multi-hit games.
Byrd signed with the Rangers as a free agent in the offseason and has also played for Philadelphia and Washington.
Mahar was recalled from Oklahoma on May 16 and appeared in seven games for Texas, going 3-for-18 with one RBI.
Ojeda has hit .216 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 28 games for Oklahoma this season.

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