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Ryan Madson to throw for scouts on Friday

Feb 6, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

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Confirming what was reported by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick last week, Ryan Madson has a big day ahead of him tomorrow as he attempts to make his way back to a major league mound:

According to Crasnick, Madson already had a workout last Tuesday with an unidentified team. The Phillies, Red Sox, and Royals have been linked to him this offseason, but Morosi speculates that the Tigers and Yankees could be among the reliever-hungry teams in attendance tomorrow.

Madson is now 33 years old and hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 due to elbow problems, but he was one of the better relievers in baseball during his time with the Phillies. It will likely only require a minor league deal to sign him, so plenty of teams figure to check in on his progress as a matter of due diligence.

  1. nymets4ever - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    This guy got huge money from both the Reds and the Angels, while giving them absolutely nothing in return in terms of performance. Must be nice, must be real nice.

    • halladaysbicepts - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:41 PM

      So it’s Madson’s fault he was hurt? Are you a joker? Give me a break. When you learn how injuries occur, baseball contracts work and such, get back to me and the rest of the good people of HBT.

      • asimonetti88 - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:53 PM

        It’s clearly not his fault, but still gotta be nice.

    • bendover09 - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Ryan was already hurt before the Angels signed, stupid on their part .. you would have to be a complete dumbass if you turned down a gift like this that is handed down to you even when they know its a huge gamble. Player 1 – Management 0

  2. halladaysbicepts - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Let’s make something abundantly clear. Players who sign contracts, whether they be Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Howard or Ryan Howard don’t steal money when they are injured. Their contracts are guaranteed prior to signing. To blame a player because he became injured is absurd!

    • halladaysbicepts - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:47 PM

      ***my third name above was supposed to be Ryan Madson. But you get my drift.

      • chadjones27 - Feb 7, 2014 at 8:44 AM

        I thought it was intentional. Funnier that way, actually.

  3. anxovies - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    His injury shows what pitching in 60+ games a year for 8 years can do to the arm. Hopefully for him, taking two years off has enabled him to recover. He would not be a bad gamble for a team such as the Yankees or Detroit, who need bullpen help.

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