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Wed Aug 1000:21Matt Bush Steps In For Second Save Of Season Tuesday
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Matt Bush earned his second save of the season and his first with his new team in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rays. Bush came in to protect a two-run lead and delivered a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reported that Devin Williams needed a day of rest after his heavy workload recently and Taylor Rogers (knee) was unavailable due to a cortisone injection in his knee. Bush has pitched well overall this season with a 3.38 ERA and an 11.03 K/9 rate, but his fantasy value now remains very limited with both Williams and Rogers ahead of him in terms of closing responsibilities.
Source: Adam McCalvy - Twitter.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Aug 200:30Matt Bush Heading To Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers continued to shake up their bullpen Monday by acquiring relief pitcher Matt Bush from the Texas Rangers, per Rangers beat writer Evan Grant. The Rangers' return was not reported. The veteran will bolster the Brewers' bullpen, as he has logged a 2.95 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 29.8% strikeout rate in 36 2/3 inning pitched this season. Bush will not likely see save opportunities, making his fantasy value virtually non-existent.
Source: Even Grant - Twitter.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Jul 1012:54Matt Bush Activated, Kolby Allard Sent To Triple-A
The Texas Rangers have activated right-handed pitcher Matt Bush (forearm) from the 15-day injured list. Left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Bush was on the injured list for a little over two weeks with right forearm soreness. The 36-year-old has primarily been used as a setup man this year, but he's also made three starts as an opener. Over 30 total appearances, he's pitched to a 4.05 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP while compiling a 2-1 record, eight holds and one save.
Source: Texas Rangers PRRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 2613:09Matt Bush Lands On Injured List With Forearm Soreness
The Texas Rangers placed right-handed pitcher Matt Bush (forearm) on the 15-day injured list on Sunday. He is dealing with right forearm soreness. The move to the injured list is retroactive to June 25. Bush has appeared in 30 games this year, with three of his appearances coming as an opener. He's pitched to a 4.05 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP while maintaining a strong 5.1 K/BB ratio thanks to his 90th percentile 31.3% strikeout rate. Bush stated that he isn't too worried about his forearm soreness and thinks that the rest he'll have while on the injured list will allow him to finish the year strong.
Source: Texas Rangers PRRotoBaller.com
Sat Apr 2318:59Matt Bush Records His First Save On Saturday
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush closed out the team's 2-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday to earn his first save of the year. He retired each of the three batters he faced in the ninth inning while recording one strikeout. This was the Rangers' first converted save of the season. The team has had something of a cryptic bullpen through the early going, somewhat owed to the fact that the team had only won four games prior to Saturday's contest. Bush received a save opportunity this past Thursday, but wasn't able to convert it. It's especially encouraging to see him receive Saturday's save opportunity despite his failed attempt just a few days back. He seems to be the favorite for saves in Texas right now, but Joe Barlow could very well be part of the mix as well.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue Sep 7 202110:32Matt Bush To Resume Throwing Soon
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush (elbow) is scheduled to begin throwing again soon. The veteran reliever has been sidelined since early April due to a flexor strain in his pitching arm. Bush has only thrown three innings for the Rangers this season and he struggled during those outings. Let's face facts, the Rangers aren't playing for anything and have no need to rush a veteran arm like Bush back on the mound. It seems unlikely he'll take the mound again in 2021.
Source: Kennedi LandryRotoBaller.com
Mon Apr 12 202117:35Hernandez 2nd Rangers reliever to have Tommy John surgery
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Texas Rangers right-hander Jonathan Hernandez had ligament reconstruction surgery on his right elbow Monday, just less than two weeks after fellow reliever José Leclerc had the same procedure, and their bullpen will also be without hard-throwing Matt Bush until at least July. Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said the Tommy John surgery on Hernandez was performed by team physician Dr. Keith Meister and went as expected. Both Hernandez and Leclerc will be sidelined until at least early in the 2022 season. Meister did Leclerc's surgery on March 31. Bush has a flexor strain in his right arm and will get an injection Tuesday, then wait six weeks before a follow-up MRI to determine if the right-hander is ready to start throwing again. Daniels said Bush would then need about six weeks — or about the same length of time he is unable to throw — before being able to pitch again in a game. After missing 2 1/2 seasons because of a pair of elbow operations,... [More]
Fri Apr 9 202119:14Rangers' Bush early setback in comeback from elbow surgery
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Matt Bush was put on the 10-day injured list Friday with right elbow inflammation, a potentially concerning move for the hard-throwing pitcher only three games into his comeback from missing 2 1/2 seasons because of twice having elbow surgery. Manager Chris Woodward said Bush's arm just didn't feel good, though there hadn't been a full evaluation to determine the extent of the issue. “Putting him on the IL just protects him. If nothing’s there, and it’s not that big of an issue, then 10 days from now he'll be fine,” Woodward said. “But we just want to make sure because his arm just doesn't feel that good.” The Rangers also put veteran third baseman Brock Holt on the injured list with a right hamstring strain. He hasn't played since exiting Tuesday night's game with tightness after sprinting around first base and stopping on a single in the eighth inning. Woodward said the issue isn't serious, but that Holt wouldn't have been ready to play for... [More]
Fri Apr 9 202117:34Rangers' Bush early setback in comeback from elbow surgery
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Matt Bush was put on the 10-day injured list Friday with right elbow inflammation, a potentially concerning move for the hard-throwing pitcher only three games into his comeback from missing 2 1/2 seasons because of twice having elbow surgery. Manager Chris Woodward said Bush's arm just didn't feel good, though there hadn't been a full evaluation to determine the extent of the issue. “Putting him on the IL just protects him. If nothing’s there, and it’s not that big of an issue, then 10 days from now he'll be fine,” Woodward said. “But we just want to make sure because his arm just doesn't feel that good.” The Rangers also put veteran third baseman Brock Holt on the injured list with a right hamstring strain. He hasn't played since exiting Tuesday night's game with tightness after sprinting around first base and stopping on a single in the eighth inning. Woodward said the issue isn't serious, but that Holt wouldn't have been ready to play for... [More]
Mon Mar 29 202118:15Bush making much different comeback for Rangers this time
This comeback is so much different for former No. 1 overall draft pick Matt Bush. The hard-throwing reliever, now a 35-year-old husband and father, is coming back from injury after not pitching for the Texas Rangers since 2018. “More of the rehab process, where before was more of just I hope and pray I’ll get a chance,” Bush said. Bush's previous comeback was from a much darker and lonely place off the field, after 3 1/2 years in prison following a DUI accident during spring training in 2012 while with the Tampa Bay Rays organization that seriously injured, and nearly killed, a 72-year-old man on a motorcycle. “Last time I was definitely in an environment where it was almost like seriously a dream, if I can come back and play Major League Baseball," Bush said. "I didn’t know if I had to go to independent ball and play, like where my opportunity could come, where my life would go in regards to making a living." Manager Chris Woodward said the right-hander will be on the opening day roster... [More]
Mon Jun 8 202010:56A look back at big hits, bad calls as MLB eyes new draft era
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s amateur draft is about to enter the next phase of its ongoing development — same as all those young prospects picked every year.Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 version was ticketed for a move to Omaha, Nebraska, to coincide with the College World Series. The idea was to stage a bigger television event with more elite players on hand, like Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson and Vanderbilt infielder Austin Martin.Of course, the COVID-19 outbreak scuttled the CWS and sent draft headquarters back to mostly empty MLB Network studios this week in Secaucus, New Jersey. Major League Baseball owners and players agreed to slash 40 rounds to five, beginning Wednesday night with the first 37 picks. The remaining 123 will be made Thursday.MLB Network and ESPN will both produce broadcasts Wednesday, the first time multiple networks will provide live coverage in prime time. Much like the NFL draft in April, remote cameras will show premier prospects... [More]
Mon Jun 8 202002:46A look back at big hits, bad calls as MLB eyes new draft era
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s amateur draft is about to enter the next phase of its ongoing development — same as all those young prospects picked every year. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 version was ticketed for a move to Omaha, Nebraska, to coincide with the College World Series there. The idea was to stage a bigger television event with more elite players on hand, like Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson and Vanderbilt infielder Austin Martin.Of course, the COVID-19 outbreak scuttled the CWS and sent draft headquarters back to mostly empty MLB Network studios this week in Secaucus, New Jersey. Major League Baseball owners and players agreed to slash from 40 rounds to five, beginning Wednesday night with the first 37 picks. The remaining 123 will be made Thursday.MLB Network and ESPN will both produce broadcasts Wednesday, the first time multiple networks will provide live coverage in prime time. Much like the NFL draft in April, remote cameras will show premier... [More]
Mon Jun 3 201903:41A team-by-team look at baseball's draft from 1996-2018
Using the search engine at Baseball-Reference.com, The Associated Press evaluated each team's draft performance from 1996 through 2018, adding up wins above replacement (WAR) figures for drafted players.For each pick, the player's career WAR was added to the appropriate total for the team, depending on whether or not the player signed with the team after being drafted. Some players had their WAR totals included multiple times, if they were drafted more than once.Stats are through May 25. Compensation picks were considered part of the first round where applicable.___ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSTotal WAR for all drafted players: 581.8 (MLB rank: 4th)Total WAR for drafted players who signed: 440.1 (rank: 5th)Total WAR for drafted players who did not sign: 141.7Impact players (10 WAR or more) drafted: 17 (rank: tie-9th)Impact players drafted and signed: 13 (rank: 12th)Most recent impact player drafted and signed: Trevor Bauer, 2011, first round, pick No. 3 (15.2 WAR)Lowest pick for impact player drafted... [More]
Mon Jun 3 201903:02A team-by-team look at baseball's draft from 1996-2018
Using the search engine at Baseball-Reference.com, The Associated Press evaluated each team's draft performance from 1996 through 2018, adding up wins above replacement (WAR) figures for drafted players.For each pick, the player's career WAR was added to the appropriate total for the team, depending on whether or not the player signed with the team after being drafted. Some players had their WAR totals included multiple times, if they were drafted more than once.Stats are through May 25. Compensation picks were considered part of the first round where applicable.___ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSTotal WAR for all drafted players: 581.8 (MLB rank: 4th)Total WAR for drafted players who signed: 440.1 (rank: 5th)Total WAR for drafted players who did not sign: 141.7Impact players (10 WAR or more) drafted: 17 (rank: tie-9th)Impact players drafted and signed: 13 (rank: 12th)Most recent impact player drafted and signed: Trevor Bauer, 2011, first round, pick No. 3 (15.2 WAR)Lowest pick for impact player drafted... [More]
Fri Nov 30 201822:16Chavez returns to Rangers, finalizes $8 million, 2-year deal
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Jesse Chavez finalized an $8 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Friday, returning to the team that traded him to the Chicago Cubs last July.The 35-year-old was 5-2 with a 2.55 ERA and five saves in 62 relief appearances with the Rangers and Cubs last season. He was second in the majors among relievers with 95 1/3 innings.Chavez had a 1.68 ERA after June 1, with 61 strikeouts and 11 walks in 64 1/3 innings. He made his postseason with the Cubs, pitching a scoreless inning in Colorado's 2-1 win in the NL wild-card game.Chavez was selected by the Rangers in the 42nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Chavez and Philadelphia's Tommy Hunter are the only active pitchers with at least 390 innings as both a starter and reliever. Chavez gets $4 million in each of the next two seasons.Texas also failed to offer 2019 contracts to four players, including right-hander Matt Bush, making the quartet free agents. Bush didn't appear in a game after June... [More]
Thu Nov 8 201818:08Arbitration: Schebler, Bush short; Edwards, Biagini make it
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.The Major League Baseball Players Association said Thursday the cutoff for eligibility this winter is 2 years, 134 days of major league service, up from 2 years, 123 days last year. The top 22 percent of players by service time with at least two years but less than three are eligible for arbitration as long as they had at least 86 days this year. They join the older group of 3- to 6-year players.Players and teams are scheduled to exchange proposed salaries on Jan. 11, and hearings for those lacking agreements will be scheduled for Jan. 28 to Feb. 15 in St. Petersburg, Florida.Twenty-five players are eligible as so-called super-2s. New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino tops the list of service time at 2 years, 170 days, and the group also includes... [More]
Thu Jun 14 201802:46Chris Sale dominates, Red Sox beat Orioles 5-1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Sale took a two-hitter into the seventh inning before being ejected, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-1 victory Wednesday.After issuing two walks to open the seventh in a 5-0 game, Sale (6-4) was lifted by manager Alex Cora. As he was making his way to the dugout, the left-hander yelled at plate umpire Brian Knight and was promptly ejected.Sale struck out nine, allowed one run and gave up two hits in ending a run of three straight losing starts. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez homered for the Red Sox, who are 9-1 against the Orioles this season. Baltimore has lost seven straight and 14 of 16.Betts, the major league leader in batting average, came off the disabled list Monday after missing 14 games with an abdominal strain. He played Monday, was rested Tuesday and returned to the top of the lineup in the series finale. Betts hit a 3-2 pitch from Yefry Ramirez over the center-field wall in the third for his 18th home... [More]
Fri Mar 9 201823:52Angels' Ohtani struggles in exhibition start
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani allowed six runs while pitching three innings in an exhibition game against the Mexican League's Tijuana Toros on Friday.The 23-year-old Ohtani struck out six and walked one.Ohtani spent five seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters before signing with the Angels as an international free agent on Dec. 10. He is trying to become the first player in nearly 100 years to play regularly as a pitcher and hitter, but he has had mixed results so far this spring.AROUND THE GRAPEFRUIT AND CACTUS LEAGUESDODGERS 6, ROYALS (SS) 4Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen was held out of what was supposed to be his first big league spring training game this year due to an injured upper right hamstring."When he was getting ready today, his pregame stuff and kind of getting his legs loose, it tightened up on him," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "We had the trainers look at him and it just made sense to just not throw him out there."Roberts said he expects... [More]
Mon Feb 26 201802:49Spring training roundup: Morrison gets deal, powers up Twins
The Minnesota Twins have powered up their lineup.Free agent slugger Logan Morrison and the Twins reached agreement on a $6.5 million, one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract was subject to a physical.Morrison had a career-high 38 home runs and 85 RBIs for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, mostly as a first baseman.The 30-year-old Morrison has also played the corner outfield spots. With Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler in left field and right field and Joe Mauer at first base, Morrison is likely to be the primary designated hitter for a team that earned an AL wild-card spot last season.AROUND THE GRAPEFRUIT AND CACTUS LEAGUES:NATIONALS 9, BRAVES 3Max Scherzer allowed one run, on a homer by Dansby Swanson, in two innings and struck out three for Washington. Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 in his first spring game. Matt Wieters homered for the Nationals.Scott Kazmir walked two in one... [More]
Mon Feb 26 201802:09Spring training roundup: Morrison gets deal, powers up Twins
The Minnesota Twins have powered up their lineup.Free agent slugger Logan Morrison and the Twins reached agreement on a $6.5 million, one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract was subject to a physical.Morrison had a career-high 38 home runs and 85 RBIs for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, mostly as a first baseman.The 30-year-old Morrison has also played the corner outfield spots. With Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler in left field and right field and Joe Mauer at first base, Morrison is likely to be the primary designated hitter for a team that earned an AL wild-card spot last season.AROUND THE GRAPEFRUIT AND CACTUS LEAGUES:NATIONALS 9, BRAVES 3Max Scherzer allowed one run, on a homer by Dansby Swanson, in two innings and struck out three for Washington. Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 in his first spring game. Matt Wieters homered for the Nationals.Scott Kazmir walked two in one... [More]
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