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46 Ryan Madson RP
Height/Weight: 6-6/210 | Birthdate: 8/28/1980 | Birthplace: Long Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Royals' Madson working on 'drop and drive' more toward the plate


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Royals reliever Ryan Madson has been working with pitching coach Dave Eiland improve his delivery. He was taught to be less upright in his delivery and to "drop and drive" more toward the plate, according to MLB.com.

"I think being so upright is what may have caused my elbow injury to begin with," Madson said, "and it may have prevented me from coming back as well as I wanted to after [the Tommy John surgery in 2012]."


Royals RP Ryan Madson (back) expects to play catch Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Royals reliever Ryan Madson, who injured his back doing squats over the weekend, expects to play catch Tuesday after being scratched from throwing Monday, per The Kansas City Star.

Royals RP Ryan Madson scratched Monday due to back stiffness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Royals reliever Ryan Madson was scratched from throwing Monday due to back stiffness, per The Kansas City Star. The team said it was a precautionary move.

Royals' Ryan Madson faces hitters for first time since 2013


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Royals relief pitcher Ryan Madson faced batters for the first time since 2013 on Sunday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Madson has dealt with elbow injuries over the past half-decade which has kept him from making a major league appearance since 2011. During that season, he saved 32 games in 34 chances for the Phillies.

The Royals signed Madson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training in January.


Royals reach deal with reliever Ryan Madson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Former Phillies closer Ryan Madson agreed to a minor-league deal with the Royals that includes an invitation to spring training, reports ESPN.com. Elbow injuries have kept Madson out of the majors since 2011, when he saved 32 games in 34 chances for the Phils.

Madson, 35, was with the Angels' organization in 2013 before sitting out all of last season, the report said.


Phillies could be out on Ryan Madson, who wants MLB deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) The Phillies may not have interest in signing free-agent pitcher Ryan Madson , MLB.com reports, citing Madson's request for a guaranteed major-league contract as well as a potentially revealing quote by general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr.

"Our reports were good when we saw him, so he's going to sign somewhere," Amaro said.

Madson hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 with the Phillies due to elbow issues. He spent 2012 with the Reds and 2013 with the Angels but didn't make an appearance for either team.


Brewers curious about Ryan Madson, but not active pursuer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) The Brewers watched the recent workout of former Phillies closer Ryan Madson , but their interest falls into the category of due dilligence rather than keen attraction, per MLB.com. He has not pitched in the majors since 2011 and is still recovering from Tommy John surgery.

"We haven't discussed it at length much," said general manager Doug Melvin. "Out of curiosity we went to see him, but I haven't contacted his agent [Damon Lapa] since. ... He missed two complete years, that's the only thing right now. But he did throw fairly well."

Reports were that Madson threw consistently at 91 mph and peaked at 93.


Nationals latest team to show interest in Ryan Madson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) The Nationals were impressed with the report they received from their scout who attended reliever Ryan Madson's workout Friday, a source told The Washington Post. Madson reportedly hit 93 mph on the radar gun.

The Red Sox and Phillies are also reportedly interested in signing the veteran right-handed pitcher, who has missed the last two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Boston has interest in Ryan Madson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) The Red Sox were present for reliever Ryan Madson's workout in Arizona Friday, per The Boston Globe. Boston has been interested in Madson for some time and have waited patiently for him to complete the rehab process coming off Tommy John surgery.

Ryan Madson firing at 93 mph in workout


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Ryan Madson was popping his fastball at 93 mph in a workout Friday in front of representative from about 15 teams, per ESPN, which is further reporting that multiple clubs have expressed an interest in him.

Madson last pitched in the major leagues for Philadelphia in 2011. His return from Tommy John surgery was delayed by complications.


Phillies interested in bringing back Ryan Madson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Former Phillies closer Ryan Madson is not on the verge of returning to Philadelphia, but they will be on hand when he throws Friday in Arizona for prospective teams.

Madson is trying to prove he is a worthy signing after recovering from complications from Tommy John surgery that have kept him sidelined the last two years. He was among the better closers in the game in 2011.

"There are several guys in that boat," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said via MLB.com. "We'll have our eyes on these guys who are working on coming back from injury or surgery."

It remains to be seen if Madson is seeking a guaranteed major league contract. That could turn off the Phillies.


Report: Mets still in market to sign closer-type reliever


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) The Mets are still in the market to sign a closer-type reliever, a source unaffiliated with the club told ESPN. The source believes Fernando Rodney is the team's top target, but the team would likely consider Kevin Gregg, Ryan Madson and Joel Hanrahan as well.

Closer Bobby Parnell has expressed confidence in bouncing back from neck surgery, but the Mets don't have much of a safety net.


Ryan Madson scheduled for Feb. 7 workout


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Free-agent pitcher Ryan Madson will hold a full public workout for interested teams on Feb. 7 in Phoenix, ESPN.com reports.

Tommy John surgery has de-railed Madson's career, as he hasn't pitched in either of the last two seasons. In his most recent action, he posted a 2.37 ERA while saving 32 games with the Phillies in 2011.


Ryan Madson drawing interest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Former Angels pitcher Ryan Madson is drawing interest from three teams, according to FoxSports.com.

The Phillies, Red Sox and Royals have all expressed interest in Madson. The 33-year-old has not pitched in the majors since 2011 due to two arm surgeries. 


Mutual interest in Ryan Madson, Phillies reunion


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The Phillies are interested in bringing reliever Ryan Madson back into the fold, and CSNPhilly.com reported Friday the feeling is mutual.

Madson has not pitched in the majors since 2011 due to Tommy John surgery, last appearing with the Phillies. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported recently Madson has been working out for teams as part of his comeback bid. 


Ryan Madson auditioning for teams


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/18/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that free agent reliever Ryan Madson has been working out in front of representatives from interested teams. Madson has not pitched in a major league game in two years, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

The one-time Phillies closer has already been scouted by the Red Sox and several other teams this offseason.


Ryan Madson recently scouted by Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) The Red Sox are among the teams that have recently scouted free-agent pitcher Ryan Madson , FOX Sports reports.

Madson has missed two complete seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery and dealing with multiple setbacks. In his last action on the mound, Madson went 4-2 with a 2.37 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 62:16 K:BB ratio and 32 saves in 60 2/3 innings with the Phillies in 2011.


Ryan Madson changes agent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Angels pitcher Ryan Madson has changed his representation, according to ESPN.

Madson is now represented by All Bases Covered. His previous agent was Scott Boras. Madson has missed the past two seasons with arm injuries, and will be looking for a bounce back deal this offseason.


Ryan Madson released by Angels


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) The Angels released reliever Ryan Madson Monday. Madson has not been able to get over the hump in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The reliever, who will turn 33 later in August, is expected to enter free agency this winter. 

Ryan Madson remains in Arizona rehabbing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Angels reliever Ryan Madson continues rehabbing in Arizona, according to MLB.com.

Manager Mike Scioscia said Madson is throwing bullpen sessions and is inching closer to a return. There's a chance he'll begin a rehab assignment soon. Madson has yet to pitch in the majors this year after undergoing Tommy John surgery before the 2012 season.


Ryan Madson could start rehab after the break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2013) Angels reliever Ryan Madson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, has been throwing bullpen sessions at the team's spring training complex in Arizona. Manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com Friday he remains hopeful Madson could start a minor-league rehab assignment after the All-Star break.

Ryan Madson hoping to start rehab after All-Star break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2013) Angels reliever Ryan Madson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, will throw a bullpen session Sunday and remains hopeful of starting his minor-league rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star break, MLB.com reports. He has yet to pitch in a game this season. 

Ryan Madson back to throwing off mound


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) Angels reliever Ryan Madson (elbow) threw three bullpen sessions in Arizona last week, according to MLB.com. Madson is throwing off the mound once every three days and hopes to pitch in rehab games in a few weeks.

"It could be a lot worse -- I could be having pain at 60 or 70 percent," said Madson, who previously got as far as a rehab game for Class A Inland Empire on May 13. "I think I'm just going to be a little smarter, when I feel 100 percent healthy, to not go out there and throw 100 percent for a while. That's what I'm going to try and do. It's hard … but I'm going to try to stay under 100 percent. Even when I get there, even when I say, 'Oh, I can rip on it,' I'm going to conserve it more this time."


Ryan Madson moved to 60-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) The Angels transferred reliever Ryan Madson (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.

The move was made to make room for Colin Cowgill, who was acquired via trade earlier in the day. Madson does not have a timetable and could miss the remainder of the season as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.

Ryan Madson to miss 2013 season?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2013) Angels reliever Ryan Madson (elbow) is headed to extended spring training to get treatment and play catch off flat ground, reports MLB.com. However, there is no timetable for Madson to get back on a mound and manager Mike Scioscia admitted Sunday the right-handed reliever might not pitch for Los Angeles in 2013.

"As the calendar turns, it becomes more of a possibility," Scioscia said. "I know Ryan's frustrated. It's definitely frustrating for us, especially since he was virtually ready -- so close. One more tuneup rehab start and he never got to that rehab start; he was shut down."