Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/11
The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly having second thoughts about their four-year, $44-million offer to reliever Ryan Madson.

Multiple sources are suggesting that the Phillies are considering other options as they hold off on approval of the deal. The two sides were thought to be close on finalizing the contract Tuesday night.

The deal, which includes a vesting option for a fifth season, is reportedly awaiting approval by Philadelphia general partner David Montgomery.

Madson, 31, posted a 4-2 mark with a 2.37 ERA and converted 32 of 34 save opportunities this season.

The Phillies have also been in talks with Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon.

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