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The Wind Up: Ryan Madson’s Rebirth

His ability was rarely in doubt, but the thought of him making his presence felt again seemed a long way off. Then last season rolled around. In 1998, right-hander Ryan Madson was drafted in the ninth round by the Philadelphia Phillies, where he wound up pitching through 2011. Nine of those years came at the major league level, and while he did make 18 starts in that time frame—17...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's 2016 Player Profile: Ryan Madson

What it takes to start up a Major League career is unthinkable to those who haven't gone the distance, who haven't put themselves through the pain and confusion, all to reach that singular goal. Now imagine, having to do it for a second time. Ryan Madson was there. Four years ago, at the end of spring training, a torn ligament in his elbow and subsequent Tommy John surgery stole...
Via Athletics Nation
13 days ago

Oakland Athletics sign reliever Ryan Madson

The Oakland Athletics signed right handed relief pitcher Ryan Madson to a three-year, $22 million contract. This was a major splash that surprised Major League Baseball, and added even more depth to the A’s bullpen. After being away from the game since 2011, Madson came back to the MLB in 2015 as a reliever for the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. Last year, he posted...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Signs Reliever Ryan Madson To 3-Year Deal

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Ryan Madson on a three-year deal worth $22 million dollars reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Madson, 35, came back with a solid season after missing three years with injuries. The Kansas City Royals rolled the dice on him last offseason and he rewarded them with a 2.13 ERA and 0.963 WHIP in 63.1 dominant innings. He...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson’s Return is Kansas City Royals’ Gain

In this Monday, April 20, 2015, photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Ryan Madson (46) gets a ball following an out during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. After signing with the American League champion Kansas City Royals in the offseason, Madson arrived in spring training with no guarantees. Somehow, he earned a spot in their...
Via The Sports Journal
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Red Sox Attended Ryan Madson’s Workout In Phoenix

Ryan Madson once again is auditioning for major league teams. The Boston Red Sox are doing their due diligence. The Red Sox were one of the teams that attended Madson’s workout in Phoenix on Friday, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Madson hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 because of a torn ligament in his throwing elbow that required Tommy John surgery. Madson...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies keeping an eye on relief pitcher Ryan Madson

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled last season to a 73-89 record. They had many holes to fill this off season, one of which was in the bullpen, which had one of the worst ERA's in the league last season.  The Phillies addressed the bullpen situation when they signed Brad Lincoln, re-signed Antonio Bastardo and are hopeful for Mike Adam's recovery from his injuries last season. ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox May Attend Madson's Workout On Feb. 7

Sox Attending Madson Workout?Multiple reports indicate that the Red Sox will likely be one of a few teams who'll attend the 'full public workout' of former Phillies hurler Ryan Madson. The 33-year old Madson has not pitched in the majors since 2011 due to a series of injuries—including Tommy John surgery.  He's expected to be back in top form—a form which delivered a 2.45 ERA...
Via FenwayNation
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies and relief pitcher Ryan Madson have mutual interest

The Philadelphia Phillies have made some minor moves this off season with the signing of outfielder Marlon Byrd, relief pitcher Brad Lincoln, starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez and catcher Wil Nieves. There is no secret that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is not out for the big name free agents, as as the case in past off seasons.  He believes the team can still contend if...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson working out in front of teams in hopes of comeback

Relief pitcher Ryan Madson was just becoming a premier closer in the Major Leagues when he saved 32 games in his first full season in that role. He did so for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011. Then, his career hit the proverbial wall when he sprained the UCL ligament his right elbow in Spring Training of 2012. He had Tommy John surgery in April that year and has not pitched since...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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