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Ryan Madson makes first rehab appearance

May 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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After numerous setbacks Ryan Madson finally got back on the mound in a game yesterday, making his first minor-league rehab appearance with a scoreless inning at Single-A.

Madson pitched the ninth inning and picked up the save by retiring all three batters he faced, with William Boor of MLB.com reporting that he was clocked at 90-92 miles per hour. Prior to undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery Madson averaged 94 mph with his fastball.

Madson is already eligible to come off the disabled list, so it’s just a matter of convincing the Angels that he’s ready to be an asset in the bullpen. In his absence Ernesto Frieri has grabbed hold of the closer role, so Madson would likely be eased in as a setup man.

  1. jarathen - May 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    This will solve all of the Angels’ problems.

    • baseballicious - May 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      hehe…your sarcasm was perfectly timed.

  2. evanwins - May 14, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Has he even pitched in the Majors since he left Philadelphia? This is one of those weird ones that actually worked out for the Phillies. Of course they got screwed on the compensatory draft pick that they were supposed to get and that everyone after this got, but that;s life as a Phillies fan.

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