Byrd happy to see the Rangers' success

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Marlon Byrd wore a Cubs uniform as a member of the National League All-Star team on Tuesday. But he a part of him is still a Ranger.

"I"m really happy for everybody over there," Byrd said. "I saw how the culture of that clubhouse changed in three years under Wash. I feel like I was a part of that. I know I was. They've got a great team and a great group of guys."

Byrd, who is hitting .319 with nine homers and 40 RBIs in Chicago this year, was a member of the Rangers from 2007-2009. He hit .283 or better each season. In his final season, Byrd had 20 homers and 89 RBIs, landing him the three-year deal from the Cubs.

"I still text those guys," said Byrd, who keeps in contact with Michael Young, David Murphy, Ian Kinsler, Julio Borbon, Ron Washington, Gary Pettis and others. "I want to see them do well."