The Angels have moved to address a weakness that contributed to their falling short of the playoffs, reaching an agreement with former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson.
Madson, 32, will earn a base salary and could make more in incentives, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. They said the deal is contingent on Madson passing a physical examination, with the results available Wednesday.
Madson is a 6-foot-6 right-hander who throws hard and has an excellent changeup. But he is less than eight months removed from Tommy John surgery.
Madson had 32 saves for the Phillies in 2011, signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds, but was injured during training camp. His surgery was performed in April by Lewis Yocum, the Angels' team physician.