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  1. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 3, 2015, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Lots of walkoffs, lots of guys throwing at other guys and, oh yeah, the Mets are in first place.

  2. Jose Bautista says he “lost a lot of respect for [Ned Yost] today”

    Aug 2, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    It’s safe to say the Royals and Blue Jays won’t be getting dinner with each other anytime soon.

  3. The benches cleared in Toronto, too

    Aug 2, 2015, 4:27 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    The Blue Jays and Royals weren’t very friendly to each other on Sunday.

  4. Can the Royals’ bullpen get even better? Luke Hochevar set to return from Tommy John surgery

    May 6, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Luke Hochevar AP

    Two years ago Hochevar a 1.92 ERA and 82/17 K/BB ratio in 70 innings.

  5. Royals’ bullpen blows no-hit bid in the eighth inning against the Tigers

    May 1, 2015, 10:16 PM EDT

    Chris Young

    The Royals are trying to no-hit the Tigers in Friday night’s game. Chris Young started and pitched five productive innings before giving way to the bullpen.

  6. Ryan Madson makes the Royals’ 25-man roster

    Apr 5, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Three seasons separated from his last pitch in the majors, Ryan Madson has made it back as part of the Royals’ bullpen.

  7. Royals sign Ryan Madson to minor league contract

    Jan 4, 2015, 9:36 AM EDT

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    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent reliever Ryan Madson. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training …

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

    Jun 11, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    “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.

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    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…

  17. 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…

  18. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

  21. Ryan Madson should be allowed to take HGH

    Jun 13, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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    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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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