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Ryan Madson appears to be nearing a return to the Los Angeles Angels lineup. The 32-year old closer has yet to play in the regular season this year, but he has been rehabbing and should be ready soon. Madson underwent Tommy John surgery last year and he is still battling the lasting effects of the procedure.
According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Madson threw a bullpen yesterday with just one day off in between. It was the first time he has done so since feeling tightness and aggravation in the elbow this spring.
#Angels RHP Ryan Madson threw a bullpen with only one day off prior for the first time in his rehab. Threw 35 pitches at 100 pct.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 12, 2013
The Angels signed Madson this offseason after he spent the entire 2012 campaign on the disabled list for the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds had grabbed Madson after Philadelphia chose to go with Jonathan Papelbon over him. Unfortunately for Madson and Cincinnati, Madson tore his UCL and missed the entire year. The Angels signed Madson to a one-year, $3.25 million deal.
Madson will be entering his 10th year of play when he makes his season debut. He's only pitched for the Phillies in the regular season. In his nine years with Philadelphia, Madson went 47-30 with a 3.59 ERA. He really didn't become the team's full-time closer until 2011, but he showed it was something he could thrive with. In 2011, Madson posted a 2.37 ERA and saved 32 games.
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