How Tall Is Matt Bush?
Matt Bush is 1.75 m tall.
Matt Bush Texas Rangers Career
Two months after his release from prison, the Texas Rangers signed Bush to a minor league contract on December 18, 2015.
After tryouts at a Golden Corral parking lot 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 have previous experience with athletes who struggled with substance usage (including Josh Hamilton, another past first-round pick).
Bush was ordered to follow a strict no-tolerance approach. Danny, his father, accompanied him to sports and lived with him, paying for everything alone.
Bush won a save in one inning while allowing one hit for the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Texas League on April 7, 2016, his first professional pitch in almost five years.
The Rangers promoted Bush to the major leagues on May 13, 2016.
He retired the heart of the Toronto Blue Jays lineup (Josh Donaldson, José Bautista, and Edwin Encarnación) by inducing a double-play off the bat of Edwin Encarnación after hitting José Bautista with a pitch in the ninth innings.
On May 15, Bush won his first major league game, a 7–6 triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays, in a game remembered for a bench-clearing brawl between Rougned Odor and José Bautista. Bush had a 7-2 record, 2.48 ERA, and one save in 58 appearances out of the bullpen in 2016.
Bush was diagnosed with AC joint discomfort in his right shoulder on April 12, 2017, according to the New York Times.
He went 3-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 52.1 innings thrown in 57 bullpen appearances for Texas in 2017.
Bush started the year with the Texas Rangers. On April 25, he was demoted to Triple-A Round Rock Express to work on his command after walking nine hitters in 11.1 innings thrown and having a 1.50 WHIP.