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Angels “hot” on free agent reliever Ryan Madson

Nov 25, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

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It sounds like Ryan Madson will soon have a team.

According to Jim Salisbury of, “things are hot” between the Angels and the free agent reliever, who is expected to be recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery by the beginning of the 2013 regular season. The Phillies had been talking to Madson about a reunion, but Anaheim is apparently willing to pay much more.

Madson missed the entire 2012 season, but he had a 2.37 ERA in 60 2/3 innings with Philadelphia in 2011 while converting 32-of-34 save opportunities. The 32-year-old right-hander owns a 3.59 career ERA.

Cincinnati paid Madson an $8.5 million salary this summer as part of a one-year agreement.

  1. thephilsabide - Nov 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Does that add to the list of ways to describe how a team is approaching a player? Kicking the tires, poking around… “hot.”

    • tuberippin - Nov 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Headline: “Angels have devilish hot flash for reliever Madson”

  2. jm91rs - Nov 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Where are the Reds in all this talk? Are they still hoping to say “hey, we gave you 8.5 million for nothing, now give us a discount”? They need this guy.

  3. stex52 - Nov 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    One of the problems with all of the big money flowing around the pro’s. Cincy blew the price of two or three solid relievers for a guy who sat on the bench for a year and is now going to leave.

    There’s a certain madness in the system.

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