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November 27, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
The Angels have moved to address a weakness that contributed to their falling short of the playoffs, reaching a contract 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. The deal is contingent on Madson's passing a physical examination. He has undergone that physical and the results should be available Wednesday, the people said. Madson is a 6-foot-6 right-hander who throws hard and has an excellent changeup.
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September 23, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It has been a nice little run for the Angels since Aug. 23, their 21-8 record before Monday's game against Oakland taking some sting out of another disappointing season, but they can't let it fool them into thinking they can roll into 2014 with this personnel. If the Angels are to end a four-year playoff drought next season, they'll need pitching, pitching and more pitching. "There are some fundamental things we need to look at that a good finish will not and should not mask.
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April 3, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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August 14, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK -- It was a day filled with more hope than promise. When pitchers Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson, Ryan Madson and Sean Burnett were introduced together at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim on Dec. 12, the numbers on their new Angels jerseys could have been replaced by question marks. They all had issues, with injuries or declining performance, but if they could remain physically sound and deliver their typical seasons, they would add much-needed depth to the Angels' rotation and bullpen.
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March 11, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Closer Ryan Madson pitched off a mound for the first time in six weeks Monday, throwing 20 pitches in a short bullpen session. Madson said he threw only fastballs and at about half-speed. Madson, signed as a free agent in November, missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He will almost certainly start the season on the disabled list. "He looked good, really good," said catcher John Hester, who caught Madson on Monday. "The ball was coming out of his hand good.
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May 31, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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August 5, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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November 28, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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March 19, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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May 15, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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August 5, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
A season marred by injuries took another ugly turn Monday night when Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick suffered a hyperextended left knee and had to be helped off the field in the fifth inning of a 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers. Kendrick, who is batting .301, was listed as day to day but could be headed for the disabled list, where he would join first baseman Albert Pujols (partial tear left heel), center fielder Peter Bourjos (broken right wrist), pitcher Jason Vargas (blood clot, left armpit)
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August 5, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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July 31, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas - An injury-plagued and frustration-filled first season with the Angels came to an end Wednesday for reliever Sean Burnett, who was diagnosed with a small tear in his flexor tendon and is out for the year. Burnett, the former Washington Nationals setup man who signed a two-year, $8-million deal with the Angels last winter, said he probably will undergo surgery, which would sideline him for three to five months but would be a better option than injections or rest and rehabilitation, which haven't worked this season.
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June 24, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
The Angels may have lost more than a three-game series to Pittsburgh over the weekend. They may have also lost their second-hottest hitter after center fielder Peter Bourjos was forced to leave Sunday's game in the third inning because he injured his left thumb sliding into second base an inning earlier. "It's pretty sore. I jammed it pretty good in there," Bourjos said. X-rays were negative and Bourjos is listed as day to day. However, he said he doesn't expect to fly with the team to Detroit on Monday, staying behind instead to be examined by hand specialist Steven S. Shin . "When I hit the bag it went numb pretty quick," said Bourjos, who jammed his hand against the base.
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June 23, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Angels are growing resigned to the likelihood that closer Ryan Madson may not pitch this season. Madson saved 32 games for the Phillies in 2011 but he hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. "As the calendar turns, it becomes more of a possibility," Angel Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. "I know Ryan's frustrated. It's definitely disappointing for us. " The Angels signed Madson, 32, to a one-year $3.5-million free-agent contract in November in an effort to shore up the back end of their bullpen.
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June 10, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
BALTIMORE - When reliever Sean Burnett went on the disabled list May 28 because of an elbow impingement, he thought he would be back with the Angels and pitching by Monday, the day he was eligible to be activated. Instead, Burnett, who has made little progress in his recovery, traveled to Birmingham, Ala., on Monday to be examined by Dr. James Andrews, the noted orthopedic surgeon who removed bone spurs from Burnett's throwing elbow last October. “We just want to make sure he's moving in the right direction,” Manager Mike Scioscia said before the Angels' game against the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards.
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June 23, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Angels are growing resigned to the likelihood that closer Ryan Madson may not pitch this season. Madson saved 32 games for the Phillies in 2011 but he hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. "As the calendar turns, it becomes more of a possibility," Angel Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. "I know Ryan's frustrated. It's definitely disappointing for us. " The Angels signed Madson, 32, to a one-year $3.5-million free-agent contract in November in an effort to shore up the back end of their bullpen.
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November 27, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels are reportedly close to a one-year deal with closer Ryan Madson, a low-risk, potentially high-reward investment for a team that is in dire need of back-of-the-bullpen help. CSNPhilly.com first reported over the weekend that the sides were in serious talks, and CBSSports.com reported Tuesday morning that the 6-foot-6, 200-pound right-hander was nearing an agreement with the club. Madson, a Moreno Valley native, went 4-2 with a 2.37 earned run average and 32 saves in 34 chances as the Philadelphia Phillies' closer in 2011.
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May 31, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
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May 28, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
We did not get the chance to say farewell, and thank you. Dr. Lewis Yocum wanted it that way. He lived his last days the way he lived all of them, with the sincere belief that the spotlight should be on the people he treated, not on the doctor who treated them. The baseball community recoiled in shock on Tuesday, when the Angels announced the passing of one of the giants of sports medicine. He had touched so many, and yet so few even knew he was sick. And then came the outpouring of love and gratitude, the portrait of a man with exceptional skill, uncommon dignity and a wicked good sense of humor.
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