Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/25/12
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The Ryan Madson affair isnt a case of crying over spilled milk for the Cincinnati Reds, it is a case of crying over spoiled milk. It is if somebody paid for a half gallon of milk in a convenience store and when they opened it for consumption it was spoiled. On a much larger scale, the Reds paid free agent Ryan Madson 8.5 million for one year to be their closer in 2012. But when he tried to throw in spring training, something was wrong, desperately wrong. They nursed his ouchy elbow for nearly five weeks, giving him treatment and backing him down on his throwing program. Just when it seemed he was ready to go, after telling people all spring that this was something normal, something he has gone through before in his career, Madson broke down again. He was sent to Cincinnati for a full examination by team physician Dr. Tim Kremchek and an MRI revealed the ligament was torn from the bone. To repair it, Tommy John ligament replacement surgery is necessary and it takes a miminum of...
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