Sun, 16 Feb 2014 01:08:49 -0800
Although the Detroit Tigers are looking to restock their bullpen, signing RP Ryan Madson (Angels) does not appear likely. The Tigers did watch his workout, but general manager Dave Dombrowski said any signing may be a minor league deal.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:00:17 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers have scouted free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels) but don't appear to be in hot pursuit of the free agent. As many as 50 scouts watched his throwing session last week. One scout said the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays were the most interested.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:07:13 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is around two weeks behind his normal schedule, but he still expects to be ready by Opening Day. He's throwing a ball on flat ground at 120 feet without any problems, and he's resumed lifting weight and running. "Everything is feeling great -- no pain with it or anything like that. So my confidence is getting better," he said. Parnell will pitch more in B games early this spring to allow the team to control the settings of games. The Mets are still looking to add a veteran pitcher with late-innings experience as a safety blanket. They watched free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) throw last week and are interested in free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels), too.
Fantasy Tip: Vic Black is the in-house option to take over in the ninth to start the year if Parnell isn't ready.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 11:14:11 -0800
The New York Mets are not believed to be among the 15 teams that sent representatives to watch free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels) work out Friday, Feb. 7.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:53:37 -0800
Free-agent RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw 93 mph during his audition for 15 clubs Friday, Feb. 7. Multiple teams are interested in his services.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:56:53 -0800
Free-agent RP Ryan Madson (elbow) will throw for a scout in Arizona Friday, Feb. 7, according to his agent, Damon Lapa. Madson is expected to throw mostly fastballs during the session.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:41:57 -0800
The Minnesota Twins will have representatives at free-agent RP Ryan Madson's workout on Friday, Feb. 7. Madson is also being pursued by the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, among other teams.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:48:24 -0800
The New York Mets continue to search for a closer type pitcher, despite the signing of RP Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal Monday, Feb. 3. Free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays) may be the club's top choice, but RPs Kevin Gregg (Cubs), Ryan Madson (Angels) and Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) are also on the radar.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:34:20 -0800
Free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels), who has missed the last two years due to injuries, will hold a public workout for interested teams Feb. 7 in Phoenix. He held a private workout for an unnamed team Tuesday, Jan. 28, that is being viewed as the favorite to sign him.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:18:52 -0800
The Kansas City Royals have expressed interest in free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels). However, he is not expected to sign with a team until after he throws off a mound during the first week of February. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have also shown interest in Madson.