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December 16, 2019 05:28 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Remains in Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 3, 2019 03:44 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Needs Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 24, 2019 07:20 AM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Nearing return to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ranges are close to bringing Bush back to the majors, T.R. Sullivan of 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.

June 16, 2019 07:40 AM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Begins throwing at Frisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush has thrown three scoreless innings over three outings for Double-A Frisco since coming off the injured list, T.R. Sullivan of 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.

June 8, 2019 04:48 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Joins Double-A Frisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 30, 2019 04:00 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Throws in XST
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) threw 18 pitches over one inning in an extended spring training game Tuesday, Daniel Kramer of reports.

The right-handed Bush is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed last September. He's unlikely to help the Rangers in 2019.

December 17, 2018 11:00 AM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Back with Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training with the Rangers on Monday.

Bush has been with the Rangers for the last three seasons, recording a 3.35 ERA in 137 innings and spending some time as the team's closer in 2017. He underwent surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in September, a procedure that is expected to rule him out for the first half of the season. He'll have a chance to regain a bullpen spot once he recovers, though he'll be 33 years old by the time the season starts and his ERA dipped to 4.70 prior to his injury last season.

November 30, 2018 09:28 PM
Matt Bush: Heads to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) was non-tendered by the Rangers on Friday.

Bush is free to sign elsewhere, although he'll miss at least the first half of the 2019 campaign after undergoing surgery to repair his UCL in mid-September. The 32-year-old made 21 appearances for Texas out of the bullpen prior to suffering the injury, recording a 4.70 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with 19 strikeouts over 23 innings.

September 19, 2018 02:41 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Will miss half of 2019 after surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush will miss the first half of the 2019 season after undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn UCL on Wednesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Bush didn't require Tommy John surgery, so he won't be out quite as long as other pitchers with elbow problems, but he's still expected to miss an extended period, which will come with all the typical questions about his ability to return to his former level. That level wasn't particularly good when he was healthy in 2018, as he recorded a disappointing 4.70 ERA in 23 innings and did not record a single save. He'll have some work to do to if he's to get back into the closer conversation in late 2019.

August 28, 2018 04:32 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Ruled out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) ruled out a return before the end of the season, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Bush has been sidelined since mid-June with an elbow strain. While he recently picked up a throwing program, the right-hander confirmed there simply won't be enough time for him to get back up to speed before the end of the season.

August 14, 2018 06:16 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Plays catch Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) played catch Tuesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.

Bush has now missed two full months with a strained elbow. A return this season hasn't been ruled out, but given the nature of the injury and the fact that the Rangers are far out of the playoff race, they'll have little reason to push him.

August 7, 2018 08:08 AM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Will resume throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) has been cleared to begin throwing, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Bush has been on the disabled list since June 14 because of a strained right elbow. He'll start by playing catch and is not expected to return until September.

July 23, 2018 01:36 AM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Not ready to throw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) said Sunday that he's at least two weeks away from starting a throwing program, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Bush has been pleased with how his strained right elbow has responded to stem-cell treatment, but he'll still require additional rest before playing catch. Given where he's at in his recovery, Bush seems unlikely to return from the 60-day disabled list until at least mid-August.

July 8, 2018 04:32 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Shifts to 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers transferred Bush (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Bush has been sidelined since June 13 with a strained flexor tendon and was unlikely to resume a throwing program until sometime in August after recently requiring a stem-cell injection, so the move to the 60-day DL won't alter his timeline to rejoin the Rangers. The transaction creates a spot on the roster for outfielder Austin Jackson, who was acquired from the Giants on Sunday.

June 28, 2018 11:56 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Sidelined another six weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush (elbow) underwent a stem cell injection and is expected to be out for another six weeks, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Bush has not pitched since June 13 because of a strained flexor tendon in his right arm. If he's able to return in August, it will likely be as part of the Rangers' bridge to the ninth inning.

June 15, 2018 04:12 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Hits DL with elbow strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right elbow strain, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Bush appears to have suffered the injury during Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, during which he faced just one batter before coming out of the game. An exact timetable has yet to be established but there should be a better gauge on his status in the coming days.

May 21, 2018 04:24 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Bush was sent down earlier in the year despite a respectable 3.97 ERA. His 11:9 K:BB and 6.14 FIP indicated that all was not well, however. He seemed to get back on track with Round Rock, posting a 2.00 ERA and a 14:4 K:BB in nine innings. In a corresponding move, Kevin Jepsen was designated for assignment.

April 25, 2018 05:44 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Shipped off to Round Rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

This doesn't seem like an indictment of Bush's performance this season, as he holds a 3.97 ERA on the year. He's likely just unavailable for a few days after pitching in four straight games, so he'll get the boot from the active roster for now. His demotion will clear a spot for Doug Fister, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.

April 15, 2018 08:48 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Throws scoreless inning Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Astros.

Bush was one of five relievers to shut down the powerful Houston lineup over the final five innings, enabling the Rangers' first come-from-behind victory of the season. It was also their first one-run win. He had been a starter candidate during spring training but was challenged by the transition from relief. He's made eight appearances thus far, with only two of them clean. Over 8.2 innings, Bush has allowed three runs on six walks and five hits.

March 12, 2018 04:16 PM
Rangers' Matt Bush: Not in closer mix
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bush, whose bid for the starting rotation ended Sunday when manager Jeff Banister announced he will pitch out of the bullpen, will be used as a "bridge" reliever, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Bush had been the Rangers' closer for a bit last year, but Banister specifically projected him as a middle-innings guy who can carry a lead through an inning or more. He converted all nine of his hold chances last season after moving out of the closer's role. With Bush no longer considered for a starting role, Bartolo Colon's chances of sticking with the team have increased.

Situational Stats
vs Seattle 4.000 4.50022
vs LHB 7.100 1.23064
vs RHB 15.200 6.320815
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Pitching Stats
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2016TEX72 2.485800014 61.2441817411461
2017TEX34 3.78570001015 52.1573022741958
2018TEX00 4.702100000 23.0231312321419
Total 106 3.351360001119 137.0124615114747138
Batting Stats
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2017TEX57000000000 --- --- ---
2018TEX21000000000 --- --- ---
Total 136000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
2017TEXP570116411 .909
2018TEXP21043010 .750
Total  136033131821 .939
More Pitching Stats
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2012TB000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2016TEX06459 1.1410002 .196243 8.6 .2813
2017TEX04260 0.7391002 .264240 13.8 .4175
2018TEX02624 1.0810001 .256108 15.3 .4670
Total 0132143 0.96111005 .234591 11.7 .3688
Postseason Pitching Stats
2016TEX01 0.00200000 3.21100026
Total 01 0.00200000 3.21100026
Minor League Pitching Stats
2007 A-Fort Wayne00 0.0010000 0.10000000
2007 R-Padres10 1.2360000 7.151101216
2010AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab00 4.5060001 8.074410212
2010R-Gcl Rays10 1.8041000 5.02110118
2011AA-Montgomery Biscuits53 4.86360005 50.0482827522477
2016AA-Frisco RoughRiders02 2.65120005 17.095521418

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