Rangers Call Up Former No. 1 Overall Pick Matt Bush

Matt Bush if getting his chance in the majors. The Texas Rangers are calling up the former No. 1 overall pick, the first time the pitcher has advanced beyond Double-A ball. 

Bush was taken No. 1 overall in the 2004 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He was initially drafted as a shortstop, but switched to pitcher as he struggled to hit. Bush's bat wasn't the only problem he faced, as he had several run-ins with the law. 

He was involved in a bar fight only weeks after being drafted, and allegedly beat up a high schooler in 2009. Bush found himself in jail for over three years after hitting a motorist while driving drunk and nearly killing him. He was released from jail in December and signed with the Rangers. 

Bush has appeared in 12 games for the Double-A RoughRiders. He's pitched well, posting 2.65 ERA, 18 strikeouts, four walks and five saves in 17 innings. The Rangers are in need of bullpen help, and are banking on Bush helping. 

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