Rays Notes: Bush, Bennett

Notes on one pitcher who may appear on the Rays this year and one who won't:

  • Matt Bush, the player the Padres selected first overall in the 2004 draft, may make it to the majors with the Rays, according to Tom Krasovic of Fanhouse. Bush has only pitched three innings at A ball this year, but the Rays people Krasovic spoke to wouldn't be surprised to see Bush in the majors this year.
  • The Rays released Jeff Bennett, according to Cork Gaines of RaysIndex. The team's media relations department confirmed the release to MLBTR. Bennett, now 29, made 11 appearances for the Rays last year. In 10.2 innings at Triple A Durham, Bennet posted 8.4 BB/9 and 5.9 K/9 this year.

7 Responses to Rays Notes: Bush, Bennett Leave a Reply

  1. aap212 5 years ago

    Good for Bush. Still terrible for the Padres.

  2. joshelwell 5 years ago

    The Padres going to the World Series is crazy, but fun, to think about.

    The Padres going to the World Series and facing Matt Bush in the 7th inning is crazy, and terribly depressing, to think about.

    • jwredsox 5 years ago

      If the Rays are pitching Matt Bush in the 7th inning of the world series then the Rays must really be losing bad

  3. BravesRed 5 years ago

    Braves fans get the last laugh on the Bennett release.

  4. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    It would be a nice story if Matt Bush has grown up and finally started taking his baseball career seriously. If he actually has the talent to succeed, that would make the story even better.

  5. bigpat 5 years ago

    He threw three innings in A ball, how do they have any idea that he will reach the majors???

  6. Bush will be crying all over tropicana field. What a dope!

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