Matt Bush Denies Driving Drunk

Former top draft pick and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Bush has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving, resisting arrest and vandalism for an incident last month in which he backed into a parked car in Mission Valley.

A lawyer entered pleas for Bush on Wednesday in a San Diego County courtroom. Attorney Gregory Daniels also said the 23-year-old, who's had several alcohol-related incidents, is in rehab.

The San Diego Padres drafted Bush with the first pick in 2004 and traded him to Toronto in February after he allegedly assaulted members of a high school lacrosse team. He's charged with misdemeanor battery in that case.

Toronto released Bush in April for failing to comply with team guidelines.

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