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Dave Bush opts out of Phillies contract to go pitch in Korea

Jun 5, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Dave Bush

Dave Bush has been serving as Triple-A depth for the Phillies since signing a minor-league deal in December, but the 32-year-old veteran of eight big-league seasons has decided to opt out of his contract to sign with a team in Korea.

Bush was once an effective strike-throwing mid-rotation starter for the Blue Jays and Brewers, totaling 815 innings with a 4.45 ERA from 2004-2008, but since 2009 his ERA is 5.33 ERA in 326 innings and he got knocked around in a stint with the Rangers last year.

Bush had a nice-looking 3.16 ERA at Triple-A for the Phillies, but it came with just 37 strikeouts in 63 innings and a .274 opponents’ batting average.

  1. Utley's Hair - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Dave Bush signed with the Phightins? Huh….

    • delawarephilliesfan - Jun 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      You being serious? With all the injuries the Phillies have had with starters, his name popped up all the time as a potential replacement.

      Not no mo’

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM


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