The devilishly talented Matt Bush, 37, has found a new team after his recent release. He signed with his hometown team, the Texas Rangers.
According to CNN SI, Texas signed Bush to a minor league contract on Wednesday. For the time being, he’ll be playing in Double-A.메이저놀이터
This marks his return to Texas after a one-season absence. Bush was acquired by Texas from the Milwaukee Brewers via trade last August.
However, Bush struggled mightily with injuries this season and was eventually released by Milwaukee on April 4, making him eligible for free agency.
With a lack of depth in the bullpen, Texas will be looking to Bush for more of the same in 2022. Bush posted a 2.95 ERA in 40 games for Texas last year.
However, Bush is coming off a shoulder injury and has lost a lot of velocity. His average velocity on his four-seam fastball has dropped from 97.4 mph last year to 94.8 mph this year.
He can’t expect to perform well without regaining his velocity. In 2016, Bush’s best season, his four-seam fastball averaged 97.8 mph.
Bush, as he is widely known, was a first-round pick in the 2004 amateur draft. However, he got into major trouble for drunk driving and assault.
He also spent three and a half years in prison for causing a drunken hit-and-run death. It was dubbed the devil’s talent.
Bush then made his major league debut in 2016, 12 years after being drafted, switching positions from shortstop to pitcher.