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|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 4.2||0||1|| 3.86||0||1||3|
|vs LHB|| 24.1||0||0|| 1.85||0||4||21|
|vs RHB|| 27.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||7||26|
|Last 10 Games|
Royals RP Ryan Madson dealing with extreme case of dead arm
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(8/29/15) Royals relief pitcher Ryan Madson is dealing with a significant case of dead arm, according to The Kansas City Star.
Madson has not pitched since Aug. 22 because of severe soreness in his right arm.
Ryan Madson snags save for Royals while Greg Holland rests
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/9/15) A heavy workload for Greg Holland lately gave Ryan Madson a save opportunity Sunday against the White Sox.
Madson retired the side in order in a taut one-run game, fanning Carlos Sanchez and Giovany Soto to end it. It was his second save of the season.
Royals RP Ryan Madson records save on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/18/15) Royals reliever Ryan Madson earned his first save since 2011 in Saturday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the White Sox. Madson came on and pitched a scoreless 13th inning to preserve the victory.
Madson is in the midst of a resurgent season in 2015, as he owns a 1.91 ERA in 40 games, after not pitching in the big leagues in three years. His last save came on September 26, 2011 as a member of the Phillies.
Royals RP Ryan Madson overcomes the odds to thrive again
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Ryan Madson believed the odds on his return to a big-league mound was one or two percent. So what he has accomplished this season is 100 percent amazing.
Tommy John surgery and failures that followed forced Madson into an early retirement. He had not pitched since 2011. The former lights-out closer for Philadelphia was done.
Madson was frustrated at not being able to dictate the terms of his departure from baseball, but he was content spending more time with his family than he had ever been able to do as a major league pitcher.
"There was always a small buzz that I could come back," Madson told the New York Times. "But I knew it was so far away. So much work had to be done. Even guys that retire and stay retired, they have that 1 or 2 percent that they want to go back and play. I don't know how many years that lasts. But I think I was in that category. I thought I was truly done."
Not so fast. Madson began teaching baseball fundamentals to young players, including a standout prospect near his California home. That led to a chance meeting with current Royals special assistant Jim Fregosi Jr., who once scouted Madson. One thing led to another and Madson earned a tryout with Kansas City. A strong spring training resulted in him snagging a spot in their bullpen.
He has taken his opportunity and run with it. In 17 appearances he boasts a 1.83 ERA, the best of his 10-year career. He has just four walks and 20 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings. And he has the admiration of his teammates.
"It really is remarkable what he's doing right now," said fellow pitcher Chris Young. "Granted, I never played with him, but I've played against him, and his stuff is as good as I've ever seen."
Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales, Paulo Orlando make Royals' roster
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales and Paulo Orlando earned the last two spots on the Royals' Opening Day roster.
The RHP Madson was a non-roster invitee who earned a spot with his spring performance. Madson had a 3.00 ERA in nine games, with two saves.
LHP Morales was also a non-roster invitee. He went 2-0 in the spring with a 6.55 ERA.
Orlando, an outfielder, earned the last position player spot.
To set the roster, the Royals sent LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha and placed LHP Tim Collins and RHP Luke Hochevar on the 15-day DL.
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With updates on the Dodgers, Cardinals, Cubs, Yankees, Giants, Red Sox, Phillies, Rangers, White Sox and more.
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Madson progresses to bullpen
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