April 3, 2013 |
CINCINNATI -- Ryan Madson has taken a lap around the calendar in his rehabilitation from last April's Tommy John surgery, but the Angels reliever has found the last hurdle the toughest to clear. Madson felt tightness in his elbow after throwing a 40-pitch, high-intensity bullpen workout on March 27 and was shut down for about a week. The right-hander returned to a mound Wednesday but only for a light, 15-pitch session. “Sometimes it's a trust factor; sometimes it's that little hurdle of discomfort you want to get over,” pitching coach Mike Butcher said of the final stages of rehabilitation.
May 31, 2013 |
After his third major setback in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery in four months, Angels reliever Ryan Madson has started throwing again, playing catch for six minutes for the second straight day on Friday. “The saga continues,” Madson said. Only this time, Madson won't author the story. The right-hander has pushed himself too hard, too soon, resulting in elbow tightness and inflammation that has prevented him from advancing beyond a one-inning stint in a Class-A game on May 13. So, he's decided to put his fate in the hands of the team's medical staff.
August 5, 2013 |
Veteran reliever Ryan Madson, who had so many setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery that he was unable to pitch this season, was released by the Angels on Monday. The Angels signed Madson to a one-year, $3.5-million contract with incentives that could have pushed the deal to $7 million, but the closest the 32-year-old right-hander got to returning was a one-inning stint for Class-A Inland Empire on May 13. Madson, who has been in Arizona rehabilitating his arm for the last three weeks, last pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011, going 4-2 with a 2.37 earned-run average and 32 saves in 62 games.
November 28, 2012 |
Ryan Madson passed his physical, and the veteran reliever's one-year, $3.5-million deal with the Angels became official Wednesday. Madson, who missed the entire 2012 season with the Cincinnati Reds after undergoing major elbow surgery, can make an additional $2.5 million based on the number of days he spends on the active roster and an additional $1 million in games-finished incentives. Eight months removed from ligament-replacement surgery, there is a good chance that Madson, a 6-foot-6 right-hander from Moreno Valley, will start the 2013 season on the disabled list.
March 19, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz.--Ryan Madson's return from Tommy John surgery hit a minor snag when the reliever experienced tightness in his elbow after last Thursday's bullpen session, a setback that prompted the right-hander to tweak his exercise and throwing program to meet the more rigorous demands of throwing off a mound. Madson, who has thrown off a mound only twice since Feb. 1, played long-toss on Tuesday, and he is expected to throw off a mound again “in the next day or two,” Manager Mike Scioscia said.
May 15, 2013 |
Ryan Madson's rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery was placed on a slower track Wednesday, the Angels scrapping plans to activate him this weekend in favor of sending the right-hander to triple-A Salt Lake for “a couple of weeks,” Madson said. “I feel ready, I feel I can get major league hitters out,” said Madson, who has had several setbacks since Feb. 1. “But they don't want me going out too early and getting hurt, and I totally respect that. It shows they care.” Madson, who threw a scoreless inning for Class A Inland Empire on Monday night, will report Thursday to Salt Lake, where his appearances can be more controlled than they would be in Anaheim.