Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/27/12
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. But he is less than eight months removed from Tommy John surgery that kept him sidelined last season. 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 Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Angels team physician. Madson, who attended Valley View High in Moreno Valley, is represented by agent Scott Boras. Madson has been throwing on...
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