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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Matt Bush to pitch in closer role for Rangers

Matt Bush

The Texas Rangers’ bullpen has been a disaster this season, and they will be turning to a new closer for the time being.

Sam Dyson was placed on the disabled list by the Rangers Monday, a day after he had his fourth poor outing of the season. Dyson surrendered multiple runs in four of his six appearances this season, leading Texas to examine their 9th-inning situation.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister says that Matt Bush will be the man to get the first crack at saves for the AL West team.

Bush, 31, has made four appearances this season and surrendered runs in two of them. Last season the former draft bust went 7-2 with a save, 22 holds and a 2.48 ERA while showing impressive velocity and stuff. Jeremy Jeffress would probably be next in line for saves if Bush can’t get the job done while Dyson is out.

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