4 Former Rangers Without Jobs as Spring Training Begins

Most free agents have signed with their new teams but there are a few former Rangers still looking for their next contract.

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The Texas Rangers are heading into the 2024 season as the defending champions for the first time ever. They will look to defend their title with the majority of their roster returning. Most of their starters are returning with a few notable and one significant exception.

Most free agents around the league have found new homes. Yet, there is still plenty of talent on the market trying to land one more lucrative deal. Here are a few former Rangers who are still available to sign with any team in free agency.

Matt Bush

The former no. 1 overall pick Matt Bush's career in the majors might finally be coming to a close. After making his MLB debut with the Rangers in 2016, 12 years after being drafted, Bush returned to Arlington last July. He was on the active roster for the season's final two games and the wild card and divisional series.

He never made an appearance last season but Bush has pitched in 180 games for the big club with the Texas Rangers. He will likely not be remembered for his on-field performance due to his long list of off-the-field issues, but Bush managed to somewhat revive his career. He went 2-0 with a 2.64 ERA over 24 minor league appearances last season and there is a chance he will get a minor league contract for next year. But at age 38, it is hard to see him making an impact in the majors again.