Rangers sign 1B Bird to minor contract

The Texas Rangers signed first baseman Greg Bird to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training on Tuesday.Bird started Opening Day for the New York Yankees last season but played in only 10 regular-season games after sustaining a plantar fascia tear.When he played in 2019, Bird hit just .171 with one homer and one RBI. He was designated for assignment in November but opted for free agency.