The San Diego Padres selected Matt Bush with the first overall pick in the 2004 MLB draft. He was a local boy, born and raised in San Diego, starring at shortstop and pitcher for Mission Bay. But he never got any higher than AA ball, as a string of injuries then legal problems derailed his career. He’s struggled with…
Matt Bush, the first overall draft pick in 2004, never made the majors. A series of incidents and arrests derailed his career, culminating in a DUI hit-and-run this spring that left a 72-year-old man crippled.
Pitcher Matt Bush severely tested San Diego's strict "throw a lacrosse player, go to jail" policy on Wednesday, and as a result, the Padres have cut ties with their former No. 1 overall draft pick.