Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 3/24/12
Reds closer Ryan Madson will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow which will require Tommy John surgery, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Madson signed a one-year $8.5mm deal with the Reds after his four-year $44mm deal with the Phillies fell through. Sean Marshall who was acquired from the Cubs this offseason, appears set to take over the closer role for the Reds. In six seasons all with the Cubs as a starter and a bullpen arm, Marshall posted a 3.96 ERA, 7.5 k/9 and 3.2 b/9. The 31-year-old right-handed closer has pitched his entire nine-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies .  He had his best year in 2011 when he had 32 saves and a 2.37 ERA in 62 relief appearances. Image taken by Shannon Lamond and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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