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Matt Bush to pitch in closer role for Rangers

The Texas Rangers’ bullpen has been a disaster this season, and they will be turning to a new closer for the time being.Sam Dyson was placed on the disabled list by the Rangers Monday, a day after he had his fourth poor outing of the season. Dyson surrendered multiple runs in four of his six appearances this season, leading Texas to examine their 9th-inning situation.Rangers manager...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bush, former top pick who did time, called up by Rangers

It’s been 12 years since the San Diego Padres selected Matt Bush with the first overall pick in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. Finally, he’s about to fulfill his big league dream after a wild journey that saw the pitcher spend more than three years in prison. The Texas Rangers are calling up Bush before Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 pick Matt Bush dazzles in comeback attempt with Rangers

Matt Bush had it all. He threw it all away. And now, he is trying to put together one of the most unlikely comebacks in sports.The former No. 1-overall pick as a shortstop by the San Diego Padres in 2004, Bush brought trouble upon himself on multiple occasions.Finally, he wound up in prison after being arrested and charged with two counts of DUI with property damage, one count of...
Via FOX Sports
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Former No 1 pick Bush has minor deal with Texas after prison

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Matt Bush agreed on a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers after spending 3 1/2 years in prison for a drunken driving accident in Florida that seriously injured a man. Bush said Friday that he has been sober since the March 2012 accident after years of alcohol issues. ''It was a startling experience. ... It was pretty scary to deal with...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 pick Matt Bush gets minor deal with Rangers

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Matt Bush agreed on a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers after spending 3 1/2 years in prison for a drunken driving accident in Florida that seriously injured a man.Bush said Friday that he has been sober since the March 2012 accident after years of alcohol issues."It was a startling experience. ... It was pretty scary to deal with," Bush...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers sign former No. 1 pick Matt Bush, just released from prison

The Rangers have agreed to a minor-league contract with Matt Bush, the first overall draft pick in 2004 who recently finished 3 1/2 years in prison after a drunken driving accident in Florida that injured a man.Bush said Friday that he has been sober since the March 2012 accident after years of alcohol issues. He will report to minor-league spring training in Arizona in early February...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former No 1 pick Bush minor deal with Rangers after prison

The Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with Matt Bush, the first overall draft pick in 2004 who recently finished 3 1/2 years in prison after a drunken driving accident in Florida that injured a man. Bush said Friday that he has been sober since the March 2012 accident after years of alcohol issues. He will report to minor league spring training in Arizona in early...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 MLB pick Matt Bush released from prison

Matt Bush was released from prison on Friday after being incarcerated in 2012 for DUI with serious bodily harm, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. The former No. 1 overall pick of the 2004 MLB Draft has a history of getting himself into bad trouble while drinking. His first arrest came just two weeks after he was drafted because of an incident at a bar, and he was put...
Via Sportsnaut
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Local Boys Represent San Diego in 2014 MLB Draft

If you are a San Diego baseball fan, chances are you were having a proud moment during the first day of the 2014 MLB Draft as five local boys were drafted by Major League organizations. San Diego has produced a handful of players who have gone on to achieve Major League success, such as Adrian and Edgar Gonzales, Eric Chavez, Matt Bush, and let’s not forget Ted Williams. There...
Via Friarhood
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Sports Live reflects on the story of Matt Bush

When you hear about the biggest MLB Draft busts of all-time, the name Matt Bush is always one of the first names to come up. Ten years ago, the Padres drafted Bush first overall, ahead of now-established MLB stars like Justin Verlander, Stephen Drew, Jered Weaver, and Billy Butler, among others. Today, Bush is in a Florida jail. No one is saying that you need to feel sorry for Bush...
Via The Outside Corner
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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