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Ryan Madson undergoing MRI on troublesome right elbow

Feb 12, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

ryan madson getty Getty Images’s Alden Gonzalez reports that Angels right-hander Ryan Madson is undergoing an MRI Tuesday evening on his surgically-repaired pitching elbow. The hope in Angels camp is that the exam will show nothing more than mild inflammation.

Madson began feeling soreness in his elbow when he ramped up his offseason throwing program earlier this month. He is around 10 months removed from his April 2012 Tommy John reconstructive surgery.

If the MRI shows no structural damage, Madson will be cleared to resume regular pitching workouts. If it reveals a larger issue, the 32-year-old can be ruled out for the start of the regular season and the Angels can turn ninth-inning duties back over to Ernesto Frieri.

Madson signed a one-year, $3.5 million free agent contract with Anaheim back in late November.

  1. dcfan4life - Feb 12, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    This shows all the signs of being more than inflammation. Hopefully for Angels fans, it isnt.

  2. stevincinci - Feb 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Damaged goods when he was signed by the reds. 8 mil and never put on the uniform. I thought the teams physicians should have been fired. Dudes going to make 11 mill in two seasons that he never pitches in. Philly knew he was damaged.

  3. xxakshunxx - Feb 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Shame this guy hasn’t gotten a chance to show if he can be a big name closer or not.. After all these injuries, some team will get him for a steal next year for probably 2-3 mill if he can stay healthy

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Feb 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    gotta love baseball he can be without work for two years and bring in just 11.5 million dollasss….gotta love it folks really

  5. halohonk - Feb 12, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Damn we rolled the dice and looks like we crapped out. Lets let this guy rehab and maybe have him for the stretch run. I think the Angels knew this was gonna be a long road to hoe for this guy. If we can get some big outs late in the season and playoffs from this guy it was worth it. Hes gotta realize hes gonna have to pitch with some pain. I guess a few million to the Halos was worth risk.

  6. phillyphever - Feb 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Scott Borass is looking smarter by the minute not taking the deal the Phils offered Madson.

    • sportsnut101 - Feb 13, 2013 at 4:03 AM

      He took the deal the Phil’s upper bosses were against it. That’s why they signed paplbum lol

  7. sportsnut101 - Feb 13, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    What I don’t get. Is if ur a pitcher coming off serious injury like this. Why do teams even offer millions. It would be min deal plus play incentives This way u don’t lose millions. Who’s in charge of these teams gees

  8. bharr170 - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    stevincinci – Feb 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM
    Damaged goods when he was signed by the reds.
    How was he damaged goods when he was signed by the Reds when the issues began after awhile in spring training? The dude got injured with the Reds and hasn’t healed yet.

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