TEXAS RANGERS NAME FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER HOMER BUSH DIRECTOR, YOUTH BASEBALL PROGRAMS

Arlington, TX – The Texas Rangers today announced that former major leaguer Homer Bush has been appointed to the club’s new position of Director, Youth Baseball Programs.

Bush will oversee the Rangers youth camps and clinics programs as well as the club’s Junior and Senior RBI efforts in Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Lancaster. He will also serve as the team’s liaison and contact for the construction and initial development of the Texas Rangers MLB Urban Youth Academy in West Dallas. Work on the new state-of-the-art facility, a joint project between the Rangers, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and Dallas-based Mercy Street, is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

A .285 career hitter in 409 major league games with the Yankees (1997-98; 2004), Blue Jays (1999-2002), and Marlins (2002), Bush is an experienced youth coach. He has conducted youth baseball clinics for the Toronto Blue Jays, worked events for the MLB/USA Baseball Breakthrough Series, and is currently coaches youngsters in the Southlake area. He is the author of the book, Hitting Low in the Zone. Bush will begin his duties with the Rangers in January.

The Rangers Assistant for Community Outreach/Youth Ballpark Lauren Parker has been promoted to Manager, Youth Baseball Programs and Community Outreach.