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  1. Jonathan Papelbon on 300th save: “It means a lot to me”

    Jun 11, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    “It means a lot to me, more than what most people would probably think,” Papelbon said after escaping with his 14th save of the season.

  2. Nationals interested in reliever Ryan Madson

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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    James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals were among the teams in attendance at Ryan Madson‘s showcase last Friday in Phoenix and came away impressed by the free agent reliever. Madson reportedly hit 93 mph with his fastball on multiple occasions during the workout and should soon land a minor league contract…

  3. Red Sox showing interest in bringing back Joel Hanrahan

    Feb 8, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Despite posting a 9.82 ERA in 7 1/3 innings and having to undergo surgery on his right elbow last season, the Red Sox are considering bringing reliever Joel Hanrahan back, according to WEEI’s Rob Bradford. The Sox traded for Hanrahan and Brock Holt in December 2012, sending Ivan DeJesus, Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel, and Jerry…

  4. Ryan Madson threw some 93 MPH fastballs in an audition

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

    Ryan Madson

    Completing the next step in his attempt to revive his Major League career, reliever Ryan Madson threw some baseballs in an open audition for about 15 teams today in Phoenix, Arizona. As ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports, the 33-year-old right-hander was able to get his fastball up to 93 MPH, which impressed the representatives of some…

  5. 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: In other closer news: Ryan Madson will throw for a scout showcase in Phoenix area tomorrow, according to his agent, Damon Lapa.…

  6. The Mets are willing to spend to add a “closer type”

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

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    The Mets signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract today, but they aren’t done attempting to improve their bullpen. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source unaffiliated with the team that the Mets “have allotted dollars” to add a closer-type. Bobby Parnell is the incumbent at closer, but…

  7. Ryan Madson to hold “full public workout” on February 7

    Jan 29, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick shares the news in a set of consecutive tweets … Ryan Madson, on comeback trail after missing 2 years with injuries, will hold full public workout for teams Feb. 7 in Phoenix. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 30, 2014 Madson already held a private workout Tuesday for an unnamed club that is…

  8. Ryan Madson to throw for teams in February

    Jan 18, 2014, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Ryan Madson hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2011 due to right elbow issues, but he was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball before undergoing Tommy John surgery and should be able to find an incentives-driven contract this offseason. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that Madson is planning to throw…

  9. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  10. Phillies interested in reunion with Ryan Madson

    Dec 24, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

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    Ryan Madson has signed two sizable contracts with two different teams since leaving Philadelphia as a free agent after the 2011 season, but he’s yet to throw a pitch in a big-league game because of elbow problems. And now he might be returning to the Phillies. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies are…

  11. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  12. Angels release injured reliever Ryan Madson

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Ryan Madson‘s tenure with the Angels is officially over. According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, the team announced this evening that the injured reliever has been released. After missing the entire 2012 season following Tommy John surgery, Madson signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Angels last November. The plan called for him to…

  13. Ryan Madson may not pitch in 2013

    Jun 23, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    In a column posted earlier today, MLB.com’s William Boor suggests that Angels reliever Ryan Madson may not pitch in 2013. Madson, recovering from Tommy John surgery, was expected to pitch at some point in the first half, but as he felt elbow soreness after one one-inning rehab appearance with Single-A Inland Empire on May 13,…

  14. Ryan Madson should be allowed to take HGH

    Jun 13, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

    Ryan Madson AP

    We linked this MLB.com story the other day with respect to the unfortunate health situation of Ryan Madson. But there was another part of it that caught Deadspin’s eyes, and they wrote a substantial post about it today. It was Ryan Madson legitimately wondering how things might be different if he were allowed to pursue…

  15. Ryan Madson: “I’m just frustrated, I really don’t have any answers”

    Jun 11, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    It’s been three weeks since Ryan Madson‘s latest setback and Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels right-hander has yet to resume throwing off a mound. Madson has been throwing off flat ground, but he’s clearly sick of what is now a two-year recovery from Tommy John surgery, telling Gonzalez: I’m just frustrated. I…

  16. Ryan Madson had another setback

    May 23, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Angels reliever Ryan Madson was finally making some progress in his rehab from last season’s elbow surgery, but he’s suffered yet another setback. Madson felt soreness in his elbow after a one-inning rehab appearance at Single-A last week and hasn’t pitched since. As you’d expect Madson sounds…

  17. Angels plan to keep rehabbing reliever Ryan Madson in the minor leagues for “several weeks”

    May 15, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Ryan Madson was hoping to finally join the Angels’ bullpen this weekend. But that will not be happening. According to beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the right-hander is going to spend “several weeks” on a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake before being cleared to pitch in the major…

  18. Ryan Madson makes first rehab appearance

    May 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ryan Madson AP

    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…

  19. Ryan Madson could return to the Angels soon

    May 12, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Madson AP

    Angels reliever Ryan Madson may join the team soon as he gets ready to make a rehab start with Single-A Inland Empire tomorrow. Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times reports Madson hit 94 MPH with his fastball during an extended spring training game yesterday and may only need to make one rehab start before rejoining…

  20. Ryan Madson throws off mound for first time since cleanup procedure on troublesome elbow

    May 5, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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    Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times reports that rehabbing Angels reliever Ryan Madson tossed a bullpen session Saturday for the first time since undergoing a procedure last week to remove scar tissue from his surgically-repaired right elbow. Madson felt fine during the mound workout, but there is still no timetable for his 2013 debut. He…

  21. Another setback for Ryan Madson

    Apr 20, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Ryan Madson hasn’t faced a Major League hitter in a regular season game since September 28, 2011. He signed with the Reds on a one-year, $8.5 million deal for the 2012 season, tore his UCL ligament during spring training, and had to have Tommy John surgery which ended his season before it ever began. The…

  22. Ryan Madson: “This is the closest I’ve felt to being normal”

    Apr 17, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ryan Madson AP

    Ryan Madson has basically been “two weeks” away from returning since February, but setbacks with his surgically repaired elbow have reset his timetable multiple times. He’s once again making progress, throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday “with conviction, with extension, and without one bit of pain.” Seriously, that’s the quote he gave to Mike DiGiovanna…

  23. Angels sign Mark Lowe

    Mar 27, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Released by the Dodgers earlier this week, right-hander Mark Lowe has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Angels. Lowe has struggled to stay healthy for most of his career, but throws hard and had a 3.63 ERA in 88 appearances for the Rangers during the past two seasons, posting a 70/32 K/BB ratio in…

  24. Ryan Madson is throwing at “70-80 percent intensity”

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com has an update on Ryan Madson, noting that the Angels right-hander threw  30-pitch bullpen session yesterday “ramping up the intensity to an estimated 70-80 percent.” It was Madson’s fourth throwing session since being shut down due to elbow soreness in early February and then again two weeks ago. According to Gonzalez…

  25. Ryan Madson is having more elbow problems

    Mar 19, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Madson AP

    Ryan Madson‘s comeback from Tommy John surgery was shut down for six weeks due to elbow soreness early in Angels camp and now, after finally doing some throwing again, he’s been shut down for a second time. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Madson hasn’t thrown off a mound since Thursday, although manager Mike Scioscia…

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