Bush (elbow) signed a two-year, minor-league deal with the Rangers on Monday. Bush has been battling elbow issues since June of 2018. He made it back on the mound for rehab action in the first half of the 2019 season before being shut down for Tommy John surgery. He'll miss most or all of the 2020 campaign.
Bush has a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. He had surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in September of 2018, and was in the midst of a rehab assignment when it was revealed he needed to have Tommy John surgery. Bush will be out until at least late 2020.
The Ranges are close to bringing Bush back to the majors, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Bush, who was recently activated at Double-A Frisco following rehab of an elbow injury, has not allowed a run in 6.1 innings. Manager Chris Woodward said the 33-year-old would need to be managed if the Rangers brought him up now, but if they wait another week, he'd be under no restrictions. "We probably need to see a few more outings just to make sure before we get him back. But the earlier we call him up, the more careful we have to be," said Woodward.
Bush has thrown three scoreless innings over three outings for Double-A Frisco since coming off the injured list, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. The right-handed Bush has allowed one hit and struck out three. "He's up to 95-96, and his stuff looks good," assistant general manager Shiraz Rehman said. "He wants to be here, and we would love to have him back up here. We want to be smart about his health and make sure he is 100 percent ready to go." Bush underwent surgery last September to fix a partially torn UCL in his right elbow.
Bush (elbow) was activated at Double-A Frisco on Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Bush underwent surgery on his elbow last September -- not technically Tommy John surgery, but it was a repair of a partially torn UCL. He's been working his way back at extended spring training and is now ready for his first competitive action in more than a year. The 2004 No. 1 overall pick and former Rangers closer is largely an unknown after the long layoff.
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