Rays signed RHP Matt Bush to a minor league contract.
The troubled former 2004 first-round pick will take the first step at salvaging his once-promising career in March. Bush, now 24 years old, missed the entire 2008 season following Tommy John surgery -- just one of several setbacks during his tenure with the Padres -- and was released by the Blue Jays last April after violating a "zero tolerance" policy with the team. Bush was sentenced to 120 days in residential rehab after pleading guilty to assault charges in July. Hopefully he'll come to camp with a positive attitude and renewed outlook.