Matt Bush’s Texas Rangers debut: May 13, 2016
He was drafted with the first overall pick by the San Diego Padres in 2004 out of high school as a shortstop.
Bush later spent time in a Florida state prison, and was ultimately discovered in a Golden Corral parking lot.
All of that led him to the Rangers in 2016.
After being called up, his first appearance was against the Toronto Blue Jays just days before the infamous Odor-Bautista bout.
It would not prove to be an easy task for Bush initially, as he had to face the then-reigning MVP Josh Donaldson and sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.
But after sitting down Donaldson on strikes, the former top pick escaped the inning after getting both Bautista and Encarnacion to fly out.
Making your debut as a pitcher at the age of 30 doesn’t set you up for a long career and Bush has dealt with a few injuries the last couple of years.
However, he’s still in the Rangers organization as a minor leaguer and could see big-league playing time again soon.