Bush has allowed two earned runs across 13.1 innings of work this season. Since making his first appearance of the season on May 13, Bush is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. His control has been exceptional, and he has a walk rate of just 5.3 percent to show for it. However, he does have room to improve, as left-handed batters are hitting .353 against Bush.
Bush retired the side in order in his major-league debut Friday. Bush fanned Josh Donaldson before retiring Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion on a pair of pop ups. He entered the game in the ninth inning with Texas trailing by five runs.
Bush was called up by the Rangers on Friday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports. After being out of baseball since 2011 due to some off-field issues, the former first-overall draft pick will finally get the opportunity to make his major league debut. Bush has been electric for Double-A Frisco this season, posting a 2.65 ERA and 0.76 WHIP with 18 strikeouts and five saves in 17 innings with the Rough Riders, but he'll likely slot into more low-leverage situations during his stint with Texas.
Bush signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 draft has been out of baseball since 2011, and he was released from prison in late-October after serving time for a DUI-related incident. While he's only 29 years old, it still seems like a longshot that Bush will ever make an impact at the major-league level.
Matt Bush, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 draft, was released on Friday by the Rays. The converted shortstop has been in jail since March, when he was arrested for a series of DUI-related accidents.