Dave Bush Rumors


AL East Notes: Bush, Blue Jays, Davis, Orioles

Here's a look at the AL East as the Yankees get set to take on Cleveland tonight..



Blue Jays Claim Mauro Gomez; Designate Dave Bush

The Blue Jays claimed infielder Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Red Sox, according to a Toronto press release.  The Blue Jays designated pitcher Dave Bush for assigment to open a 40-man roster spot for Gomez.

The Red Sox had designated Gomez for assignment last week to open a 40-man roster spot for Jackie Bradley, Jr.  Gomez, 28, hit .310/.371/.589 with 24 home runs in 426 Triple-A plate appearances last year, playing mostly first base.  He reportedly drew some interest from the Hanshin Tigers during the offseason.

Bush, 33, has logged over 1,100 innings in the bigs, and led the National League with a 4.37 K/BB ratio for the Brewers in 2006.  After spending all of 2012 at Triple-A, he clawed his way back to the Majors only to suffer the indignity of allowing four homers to the Red Sox yesterday in his one appearance.  Bush was the first to manage that since Brian Bass in 2009, but at least George Caster's record of six home runs allowed in a relief appearance, set in 1940, still stands.



Minor Moves: Figueroa, McPherson, Bocock, Bush

Tonight's minor moves, courtesy of Baseball America's Matt Eddy (all links go to Twitter)..



Dave Bush Opts Out Of Contract To Pitch In Korea

Dave Bush has opted out of his contract with the Phillies and will pursue an opportunity in Korea, Phillies Triple-A manager Ryne Sandberg confirmed to reporters, including CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury (Twitter link). Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net informs MLBTR that Bush will be replacing former big leaguer Aquilino Lopez on the roster of the SK Wyverns.

Bush, 32, signed a minor league deal with the Phillies this offseason and has spent the year pitching for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The right-hander has pitched to a 3.16 ERA, 5.3 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9 in 62 2/3 innings of work for the IronPigs. He last saw Major League action as a member of the Rangers in 2011 when he posted a 5.79 ERA in 37 1/3 innings. Bush is represented by Turner Gary Sports.



Phillies Sign Bush, Lerud, Purcey To Minors Deals

The Phillies have signed Dave Bush, Steven Lerud and David Purcey to minor league contracts, the team announced.  All three players will be invited to Major League spring training camp as non-roster players.

Bush, 32, signed a minor league deal with Philadelphia last August and posted decent numbers in four starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.  Bush is an eight-year Major League veteran, playing for the Blue Jays, Brewers and Rangers during his career.

Lerud, a catcher, has played eight seasons in the Pirates and Orioles' farm systems with a career OPS of .665.  He has spent the majority of this time in Double-A ball, briefly cracking the Triple-A level in 2010.

Purcey, drafted 16th overall by the Blue Jays in 2004, was well-traveled in 2011, going from Toronto to Oakland and finally to Detroit in a six-week span.  The left-hander has a 5.38 ERA in 87 career Major League games, 21 of them starts.



Phillies To Sign Dave Bush

The Philles have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with Dave Bush, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. The deal will become official when the right-hander passes a physical.

Bush, 31, elected to become a free agent earlier this week, opting out of his minor league deal with the Cubs. He was roughed up in five Triple-A starts for Iowa, posting a 6.14 ERA, and didn't fare much better earlier in the season in the bigs with the Rangers (5.79 ERA in 17 outings). If Bush passes his physical with the Phils, he'll report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.



Dave Bush Elects Free Agency

Dave Bush has opted out of his minor league deal with the Cubs to become a free agent, according to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald (on Twitter).

The Cubs signed Bush last month after Texas designated him for assignment and released him. The 31-year-old posted a 5.79 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 37 1/3 innings for the Rangers as a middle reliever and spot starter this year. 

Though Bush pitched primarily out of the bullpen for the Rangers, he returned to the rotation for the Iowa Cubs. In 22 Triple-A innings, Bush posted a 6.14 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 before opting out of his contract.



Cubs Sign Dave Bush

The Cubs signed Dave Bush to a minor league deal, according to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald (on Twitter). The veteran right-hander will report to Triple-A Iowa this weekend.

Bush posted a 5.79 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 37 1/3 innings for the Rangers as a middle reliever and spot starter this year, before Texas designated him for assignment and eventually released him.

Pitching primarily out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, the 31-year-old saw his ground ball rate rise to 46.1% and his average fastball velocity increase to 87.6 mph. The Rangers had signed him to a minor league deal in January and he assured himself of a $1MM base salary by making the team out of Spring Training.



Rangers Release Dave Bush

The Rangers have given Dave Bush his unconditional release, according to Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (on Twitter). Texas had designated the right-hander for assignment on Friday.

Bush posted a 5.79 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 37 1/3 innings for the Rangers as a middle reliever and spot starter. Pitching primarily out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, the 31-year-old saw his ground ball rate rise to 46.1% and his average fastball velocity increase to 87.6 mph. The Rangers signed him to a minor league deal in January and he assured himself of a $1MM base salary for making the team out of Spring Training.



Rangers Designate Dave Bush For Assignment

The Rangers have designated right-hander Dave Bush for assignment, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (via Twitter).  The move will allow Texas to activate Tommy Hunter.

Bush, 31, made 14 relief appearances and three starts for the Rangers this season.  In 2011, the right-hander posted a 5.79 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9. 

The Rangers signed Bush to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training in January.  The veteran's deal ensured him a base of $1MM for making the team with up to $1MM in possible incentives.









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