Rangers re-sign P Bush to minor league deal

The Texas Rangers signed Matt Bush to a minor league contract on Monday while the right-hander continues his recovery from September’s elbow surgery.Bush, who turns 33 in February, partially tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow last season but didn’t have Tommy John surgery. He isn’t expected to be ready to pitch until July.Bush’s last appearance of the season came on June 13. He had a 4.70 ERA in 21 relief appearances.The Rangers didn’t tender Bush a contract in November, making him a free agent. But he didn’t seek out other options due to the opportunity and support he has received from the Rangers after his well-publicized personal problems.Bush, a former shortstop, was a bust as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2004 draft by the San Diego Padres. He had repeated off-field issues and eventually went to jail for 39 months after slamming into a motorcyclist while driving drunk in March of 2012.