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Ryan Madson | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 9 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals activated RHP Ryan Madson from the 10-day disabled list.
Madson made it through one final bullpen session Wednesday without issue and will return to the Nationals' bullpen ahead of Thursday night's series opener against the Braves. The veteran setup man missed 11 days with a minor right pectoral strain. May 31 - 3:04 PM

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Nationals manager Davey Martinez said Tuesday that Ryan Madson (pectoral) will be activated off the disabled list Thursday.

Madson just has to make it through one more bullpen session. The veteran setup man has been on the disabled list since May 20 because of a right pectoral strain. He had a 4.19 ERA through his first 21 appearances this season out of the Washington bullpen.
May 29 - 5:23 PM

Ryan Madson (pectoral) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

It's his first time throwing off a mound since a right pectoral strain sent him to the disabled list a week ago. Madson is eligible to return now and it's looking like the Nationals could get him back soon if Sunday's session goes well.
May 27 - 10:53 AM

Ryan Madson (pectoral) made 25 throws at 50 percent effort on Tuesday.

It's a good sign that Madson has already resumed throwing just two days after being placed on the disabled list with a pectoral strain. It's obviously not too severe of an injury. He should be ready to return to the Nationals' bullpen sometime in early June.
May 22 - 4:14 PM

Nationals placed RHP Ryan Madson on the 10-day DL with a pectoral strain.

Madson was unavailable on Sunday due to the issue and it appears he'll be sidelined a bit longer. No corresponding move has been announced yet.
May 20 - 5:09 PM

Ryan Madson was unavailable Saturday and is unlikely to pitch Sunday because of a chest injury.

No other specifics are available, but it sounds like a day-to-day situation. Madson holds a 4.19 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings this season and has recorded three saves.
May 20 - 12:24 PM

Ryan Madson pitched a clean ninth inning to earn a save against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He was called upon to protect a one-run lead and rose to the occasion. The leadoff batter reached base on an error by second baseman Wilmer Difo but Madson set the next three batters down in order with one strikeout to quell the potential rally. It was his third save of the season. He got the opportunity this afternoon because regular closer Sean Doolittle had worked the last two nights and was unavailable for this one.
May 12 - 8:40 PM

Ryan Madson plans to be more cautious about his workload moving forward.

Madson threw 75 pitches over four appearances during a recent stretch before being blasted for six runs over two-thirds of an inning on April 18. He woke up in severe pain the next day and wasn't even able to play catch again until last Monday. "They’ve given me the autonomy … and that’s why it’s my fault," said Madson. "I didn’t even know I had thrown that many pitches. Had I known, I’d be more cynical. I had rough innings all week — pretty much all year. I knew I had long innings the whole week but I wasn’t counting pitches." Ideally the Nationals will keep better track of a pitcher with Madson's history and age and even push back even if he says he's good to go, so it's a lesson learned for everyone.
May 1 - 11:10 AM

Ryan Madson got smoked to the tune of six runs in just 2/3 of an inning and was charged with a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

The first three batters he faced in the eighth inning all singled and it only got worse from there. Todd Frazier drove in two runs with a single to center, then Juan Lagares plated two more with a double to right. Madson was relieved with two runners left on base and both of them came home to score before the inning was over. It was just one of those days for Madson, who came into the game with a sterling 1.86 ERA and saw it balloon to 6.97 in the blink of an eye.
Apr 18 - 10:36 PM

Ryan Madson earned his second save of the season Monday in the Nationals' comeback win over the Mets.

Sean Doolittle had worked back-to-back days and gave up a go-ahead homer to Ian Desmond in the ninth inning of Sunday's loss to the Rockies, so Nationals manager Davey Martinez opted to go with Madson to close out Monday's game. Doolittle is still the primary saves man in Washington.
Apr 16 - 10:56 PM

Ryan Madson got two outs for his first save of the year Tuesday against the Braves.

Sean Doolittle remains the Nationals' closer, but manager Dave Martinez chose Madson to come in after Sammy Solis got into trouble in a 4-0 game in the ninth tonight. Madson allowed a double that scored an inherited runner, but he was able to strike out Ryan Flaherty to end the game at 4-1.
Apr 10 - 10:07 PM

Ryan Madson allowed two runs on three hits in an inning of work, but did pick up his first save as a National.

They're the first runs Madson has allowed as a member of the Washington organization. He allowed the first two batters to reach, and after striking out Cesar Hernandez, he gave up a two-run single to Nick Williams to make it 3-2. He was able to settle down and get the next two outs and give the Nationals the win.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Nationals activated RHP Ryan Madson from the 10-day disabled list.

Madson has been out for the last few weeks with an inflamed tendon sheath in the knuckle of his right index finger. It's not clear whether he's ready to pitch at this point. He's tossed nine scoreless innings with a 13/1 K/BB ratio since joining the Nats.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 05:00:00 PM

Ryan Madson (finger) is expected to be ready well in advance of the postseason after visiting a hand specialist in Arizona.

The specialist determined that Madson is dealing with an inflamed tendon sheath in the knuckle of his right index finger. He'll have to be shut down for a bit in order to get the inflammation out of there, but the diagnosis is about as good as the Nationals could've hoped for. Madson has tossed nine scoreless innings with a 13/1 K/BB ratio since joining the Nats.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 01:46:00 PM

Ryan Madson (finger) is flying to Arizona for a medical examination.

Madson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right index finger on August 17. He attempted to play catch on Saturday, but was unable to do so without pain. Clarification as to the severity of his injury and a potential timetable for his return should come following his examination.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 06:00:00 PM

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