The Texas Rangers plan to keep Matt Bush in the bullpen despite some discussion this offseason about moving him into the rotation.
Bush's preference appears to be the bullpen.
"I thought about [starting] a little bit, just the idea of it," Bush said. "Looking back on my season, I'm very grateful and very thankful to be able to stay healthy and strong and continue to progress into the role I was in. I'm looking forward to being able to do the same [in 2017].
"I've never started professionally. I feel great with where I'm at as a reliever right now. I feel like it's the best place for me right now. I still have some building to do with my arm. My career is very young. I just want to continue to do what I did last year."
Bush, after a four-year absence from baseball, appeared in 58 games in 2016 and went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP.