Matt Bush is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the San Diego Padres as the first overall draft pick in the 2004 Major League Baseball draft.
On December 18, 2015, two months after his release from prison, the Texas Rangers signed Bush to a minor league contract.
After trying out in a parking lot at a Golden Corral in Jacksonville, Florida, he was signed (the only place Bush could work out; due to his post-release restrictions he could only travel to and from his Golden Corral job).
The Rangers had previously dealt with players with substance usage difficulties (such as Josh Hamilton, a former first-round draft pick who was also a member of the Rangers). A zero-tolerance policy was instituted for Bush.
In addition to accompanying him to games and living with him, Danny paid for all of his son’s expenses out of his own wallet.
For the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Texas League on April 7, 2016, Bush threw his first professional pitch in nearly five years; he recorded a save and gave up one hit in one inning.
The Rangers promoted Bush to the majors on May 13, 2016.
During that night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, he worked the ninth inning, striking out Josh Donaldson, José Bautista, and Edwin Encarnación with a double play off the bat of Encarnación.
Matt Bush Contract
Matt Bush signed a 1 year / $825,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $825,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $825,000. In 2022, Bush will earn a base salary of $825,000, while carrying a total salary of $825,000.
Matt Bush Salary
Matt Bush takes home an annual average salary of $825,000 as a professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers.
Matt Bush Net Worth
Matt Bush has a net worth of $500,000.