Bush (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday. We already knew Bush was slated to miss at least 12 weeks after being diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain in his right arm. This clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Adolis Garcia.
Bush was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain in his right arm Monday and will miss at least 12 weeks, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Bush was seen as a potential candidate for saves in Texas this season as injuries struck several other pitchers in the Rangers' bullpen. The injury bug has now struck him as well, and he'll be out until early July at the earliest. He's expected to be re-examined in six weeks, at which point his timeline may become clearer. Ian Kennedy has recorded both of the Rangers' saves thus far this season.
Bush was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with right elbow inflammation. Bush was a dark horse candidate to get saves following some injuries ahead of him in the Rangers bullpen, but now that's out the window. He gave up a solo home run in all three of his appearances thus far this season and should be considered out indefinitely. Ian Kennedy seems to have a pretty clear grasp on the ninth-inning role in Texas.
Bush allowed a run on two hits with one strikeout over an inning of work to pick up a hold in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays. Bush entered the game in the eighth inning and came away with his second hold of the season despite giving up his third home run in as many outings. The pitching log for the game appears to be how manager Chris Woodward would like to deploy his bullpen. After six strong innings from starter Kyle Gibson, Josh Sborz, Bush and then Ian Kennedy cleaned up.
Bush was added to the Rangers' major-league roster Sunday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. The 35-year-old and Ian Kennedy are expected to open the season as the top candidates for saves with Jose Leclerc and Jonathan Hernandez sidelined by elbow injuries, and the former two players have now been added to the big-league roster. Bush was on a minor-league deal and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2018 while battling his own elbow issues.
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