Newsclip®: [Sports] From addiction to prison to MLB’s most unlikely rookie | New York Post

"ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers promoted hard-throwing reliever Matt Bush from Double-A Frisco on Friday, making him available for his major league debut seven months after getting out of prison and 12 years after being the No. 1 overall pick. Bush signed a minor league deal with the Rangers in December after being released from prison in October for a drunken-driving accident in Florida that left a man seriously injured. The 30-year-old right-hander made two appearances in spring training and impressed his coaches with his array of pitches, including a fastball of nearly 100 mph. Last December, Bush said he had been sober since the March 2012 accident after years of alcohol issues. At the time, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Bush would be accompanied throughout spring training and beyond by his father. Bush was expected to continue in an Alcoholic Anonymous program among other requirements, including community service. Bush was drafted No. 1 as a",

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