7/15 Cubs sign David Bush
The Cubs have tried to bolster their pitching this season by adding veterans Doug Davis, Braden Looper, Todd Wellemeyer, Rodrigo Lopez and Ramon Ortiz. On Friday, they signed veteran right-hander David Bush to a Minor League contract and he will report to Triple-A Iowa.
Bush, 31, was 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA in 17 games this year with the Rangers, including three starts. In 37 1/3 innings, he gave up 47 hits, walked nine, and struck out 23. Texas released him on July 6. The right-hander has pitched for the Blue Jays, the Brewers and Rangers, and is 56-69 with a 4.70 ERA in his career. He did post back to back 12-win seasons in 2006 and ’07 with the Brewers.
His last outing this year was June 30 when he pitched one inning in relief against the Astros, giving up two runs on three hits.
— Carrie Muskat