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Ryan Madson plays catch, but return timetable is uncertain

Feb 20, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

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Ryan Madson played catch today, throwing for the first time since experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired elbow on February 1.

“He’s starting a progression of about 50 feet,” manager Mike Scioscia said, via the Associated Press. “He felt great after his last [session]. Until he can get out there and get in long toss we’re not going to know exactly where he is.”

Signed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal to serve as the Angels’ closer despite missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery, Madson has little chance to be ready for Opening Day even if he can avoid further setbacks. The good news is that an MRI exam showed no structural damage and Ernesto Frieri is perfectly capable of thriving in the ninth inning if needed.

  1. Utley's Hair - Feb 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Times like this make Scott Boras think “Meh…ya win some, ya screw the pooch on others.”

  2. cindybe - Feb 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Considering he never pitched in one game for the Reds…please get this man a new photo.

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