Texas Rangers calling up RHP Matt Bush for 1st MLB action

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers were expected to call up former No. 1 overall draft pick Matt Bush on Friday, making the right-hander available for his first regular-season game since spending 3 ½ years in prison for a drunken-driving accident in Florida that left a man seriously injured.

Bush was the top pick in the 2004 draft and signed with the Rangers on a minor league deal in December after being released from prison in October. He made two appearances in spring training and impressed his coaches with his array of pitches, including a fastball of nearly 100 mph.

The Rangers said they were buying his contract from Double-A Frisco and would make a corresponding roster move later.

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