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MLB | Matt Bush headed to prison

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:05:49 -0800

Former No. 1 overall draft pick P Matt Bush pleaded no contest to driving under the influence with serious bodily injury and was sentenced to four years in prison. He had an option to take a three-year sentence with seven years probation. He'll search about 3 1/2 years with time already served.

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MLB | Matt Bush expected to take plea deal in hit-and-run case

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 10:54:55 -0800

Updating previous reports, former San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays minor league SS/P Matt Bush is expected to agree next week to a plea deal involving a prison sentence of at least three more years for a DUI hit-and-run accident March 22. Bush hit 72-year-old Tony Tufano's motorcycle and fled the scene, while driving a Dodge Durango owned by former teammate Brandon Guyer. According to police, Bush's blood-alcohol percentage was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Florida. He has spent nearly nine months in a Charlotte County jail and is expected to agree to the plea deal during a court hearing Tuesday, Dec. 18. The 26-year-old Bush was the first overall selection of the Padres in the 2004 MLB Draft.

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Rays | Matt Bush released

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:44:31 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays released P Matt Bush Friday, Oct. 5.

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Rays | Matt Bush put on restricted list

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:09:07 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays placed P Matt Bush on the restricted list Friday, March 30. He remains in jail on driving under the influence charges related to an accident March 22.

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Rays | Matt Bush will be released

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:37:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman said RP Matt Bush will no longer play for the organization.

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Rays | Matt Bush arrested

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 05:15:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays P Matt Bush was arrested after he was involved in an accident with a 72-year-old motorcyclist. He was charged with fleeing the scene of an accident with serious injuries, driving with a suspended license, DUI with serious injuries and DUI with property damage, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Rays | Tim Beckham among roster cuts

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:22:14 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays sent SS Tim Beckham to their minor league camp Sunday, March 18. The team also optioned P Matt Bush, P Dane De La Rosa and OF Brandon Guyer to Triple-A Durham, while C Stephen Vogt was also re-assigned to the team's minor league camp.

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Rays | Two impress Joe Maddon

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:47:44 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays Ps Matt Bush and Jeff Niemann impressed manager Joe Maddon Tuesday, Feb. 28. Bush's delivery and breaking ball have been much improved.

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Rays | Matt Bush impresses

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:25:49 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays RP Matt Bush impressed manager Joe Maddon during workouts Thursday, Feb. 23.

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Rays | Joe Maddon impressed with Matt Bush

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:39:10 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays RP Matt Bush, who was sent to minor league camp Friday, March 11, impressed manager Joe Maddon while he was in major league camp, according to MLB.com's Bill Chastain. "(Bush has) good stuff," Maddon said. "He's got great little carry on his fastball. He's got really good spin and the ball comes out of his hand hot and it carries low, and that's a nice thing to have. He's got a very, very, very good curveball. An interesting fellow - if we can keep him well and get him pitching with some kind of regularity, he can be very good."

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