According to multiple reports, the Cubs signed veteran right-hander Dave Bush to a minor league contract. Bush will report to the Iowa Cubs this weekend and pitch in Bill Dancy’s rotation.
The Cubs parade of signing pitchers off the scrap heap continues … the Rangers designated Dave Bush for assignment on July 1 (released July 9) after posting a 0-1 record in 17 games, three starts, with a 5.79 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Dave Bush was 8-13 in 32 games, 31 starts, last season for the Brewers with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Bush owns a 56-69 career record in eight big league seasons with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.
Dave Bush joins former rotation-mate Doug Davis, Rodrigo Lopez and Ramon Ortiz as veteran pitchers that have been signed by Jim Hendry this season.