The Texas Rangers optioned Rob Bell to Tulsa of the Texas League, one day after he allowed six runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Texas' 11 - 8 win against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Bell was 3 - 3 with a 5.96 ERA in nine starts with the Rangers this season. The righthanded pitcher was expected to start for Tulsa on Tuesday night against Arkansas.
Filling Bell's position will be Randy Flores, who was recalled from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League. Flores is 1 - 1 with a 5.75 ERA and one save in 15 relief appearances with Oklahoma this season.