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Ryan Madson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 202
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Royals signed RHP Ryan Madson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick passed along the news. Madson hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 due to elbow problems and sat out the entire 2014 season. It's not clear at this point how healthy his arm is or what his velocity is at, but on a minor league deal he's worth a shot. Madson will have trouble producing any fantasy value in a loaded Kansas City bullpen. Jan 4 - 8:23 AM

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Todd Zolecki of reports that the Phillies are unlikely to sign Ryan Madson.

They've been one of the clubs tracking Madson's progress, but the reliever wants a major league deal and Philly doesn't appear eager to give it to him. "Our reports were good when we saw him, so he's going to sign somewhere," general manager Ruben Amaro said. Madson was reportedly touching 93 mph during a workout last week.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 05:13:00 PM

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals were one of the teams in attendance at Ryan Madson's throwing session Friday.

The Nationals came away impressed, as Madson reportedly touched 93 mph during the session. It is believed that about 15 teams were present, including the Red Sox. The Phillies have also expressed interest in a reunion. Madson should decide on a team soon, though he will likely have to settle for a minor league deal given his recent elbow issues.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 01:20:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports the Red Sox were one of the teams in attendance at Ryan Madson's throwing session Friday.

There were somewhere close to 15 teams in attendance, so the Red Sox weren't alone in their interest in Madson's recovery. The team is set at closer with Koji Uehara returning, so the team's interest in Madson would likely be as a setup man. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported the 33-year-old touched 93 mph during the most recent session, and he should have a job sooner than later.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 05:57:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Ryan Madson hit 93 mph during an audition for teams Friday.

Crasnick said there were "about 15 teams" in attendance and "multiple clubs" are expressing interest. Madson hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 due to elbow problems, but it appears he's healthy at the moment. He could make for a nice gamble for someone.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 05:10:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Ryan Madson will throw for scouts Friday in the Phoenix area.

Madson held a private workout for a team last week, but he remains unsigned. The 33-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 due to elbow problems, but he makes for a fine gamble assuming he's finally healthy. The Phillies, Red Sox, and Royals are among the clubs who have been linked to Madson this offseason.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Ryan Madson held a private workout for a team Tuesday, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Crasnick also said the unnamed team is viewed as the frontrunner for the right-hander's services. Madson has a public workout scheduled for February 7 in Phoenix, an event several teams are expected to attend. Among those believed to have interest are the Phillies, Red Sox and Royals, and it's possible one of those is the aforementioned mystery team.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 07:39:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies, Red Sox and Royals are among the clubs considering Ryan Madson.

Madson hasn't pitched since 2011 due to elbow issues but will audition for teams the first week of February. All three of the aforementioned squads have closers, as Madson will surely have to settle for a one-year "show me" deal and be used in a setup role. The 33-year-old posted a 2.37 ERA with 32 saves in 2011 in his last healthy season.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Jim Salisbury of hears that the Phillies have interest in a reunion with Ryan Madson.

Salisbury also hears that the interest is mutual. Madson hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 due to elbow issues, but he could be worth a low-risk flier. The 33-year-old is expected to soon audition for teams and will likely have to accept a minor league deal. Madson was originally drafted by the Phillies in 1998 and posted a 3.59 ERA over nine seasons with the club.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 09:50:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are among many teams who have recently scouted free agent reliever Ryan Madson.

Madson hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011, as he had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and sat out all of 2013 after suffering numerous setbacks. However, it's easy to understand why teams are monitoring his progress. No word on whether anything is imminent.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 03:26:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Ryan Madson has left the Boras Corporation and hired Damon Lapa and Scott Leventhal of All Bases Covered Management.

After missing all of 2012 following Tommy John surgery, Madson dealt with numerous setbacks in his recovery in 2013 and never threw a pitch for the Angels before being given his release in August. Two years after he nearly agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the Phillies, he may struggle to find a guaranteed contract.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Angels released RHP Ryan Madson.

Madson has never been able to get over the hump in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the Angels obviously think he wasn't going to make an impact this season. The righty will turn 33 later this month and will enter free agency this winter with plenty of question marks. He'll surely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden contract.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 10:13:00 PM

Ryan Madson (elbow) is hoping to begin a rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star break.

Madson has stopped and started his throwing program a few times in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but he's back on the upswing after throwing a few successful bullpen sessions recently. He'll throw another one on Sunday, and if all goes well he should be cleared to face minor league batters. The right-hander should be ready to join the Angels' bullpen in late July or early August.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 08:05:00 PM

Ryan Madson (elbow) threw three bullpen sessions last week.

Out all season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, they were his first mound sessions since mid-May. He's only throwing at about 60-70 percent intensity, but it's an encouraging step forward for the veteran reliever. He's scheduled to throw his next bullpen session on Thursday and hopes to resume a rehab assignment within a couple of weeks.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Angels transferred RHP Ryan Madson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move in order to add Collin Cowgill to the 40-man roster. Madson remains out indefinitely as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 06:28:00 PM

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