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Jose Leclerc rejoins Rangers; Ryan Rua returns to Round Rock

Rangers reliever Jose Leclerc pitches against the the Chicago Cubs during spring training in Mesa, Arizona, on Feb. 24.
Rangers reliever Jose Leclerc pitches against the the Chicago Cubs during spring training in Mesa, Arizona, on Feb. 24. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Rangers reliever Jose Leclerc was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock before Saturday's game against the Mariners.

To make room on the 25-man oster, outfielder Ryan Rua was optioned to Round Rock.

Leclerc, 24, who was on the Opening Day roster, was optioned on April 5 after three scoreless innings over three appearances.

Leclerc has a 0.69 ERA in 11 career outings and 13 combined innings in March and April.

In Triple-A, Leclerc had a 7.71 ERA with nine strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings but opposing batters were hitting .176 against him and all four earned runs ehe allowed came in one outing.

Rua was hitting .178 with a homer and three RBIs in 16 games during two stints with the Rangers.

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