Months After Being Released From Prison, A Pitcher Makes His MLB Debut
Matt Bush's alcohol problems almost destroyed his baseball career. But Friday, he finally made his big league debut for the Texas Rangers.By Carter Woodiel | May 14, 2016
Twelve years ago, Matt Bush was the top prospect in baseball. Four years ago, he was sentenced to a yearslong prison term. Now, he's a big leaguer.
"I think the crowd gave me chills out there, when it got really loud and they introduced my name, and I think everything just kind of hit me, where I've come from," Bush said after his MLB debut Friday night.
Bush made his MLB debut Friday night for the Texas Rangers, getting a strikeout and a couple of pop flies in a 5-0 Rangers loss.