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Wed, 22 May 2013 13:11:41 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) has had another setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Madson felt soreness in his arm, which required him to stop throwing. He hopes to resume his rehab next week, but there is no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: Madson had a pretty minor setback with his elbow already, but it's pretty vague as to the severity of this latest setback. Regardless, it gives Ernesto Frieri more rope as the incumbent closer. The Angels will probably give Madson more time to prove he's healthy in non-save situations when he returns, too. If you already own Madson, sit tight.
Tue, 14 May 2013 16:34:35 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (elbow) and RP Ryan Madson (elbow) are continuing their rehab and are close to rejoining the team. Manager Mike Scioscia said Weaver will need at least two more rehab outings starting next week. Madson will need at least one more appearance either Wednesday, May 15, or Thursday, May 16.
Fantasy Tip: Weaver threw an 80-pitch bullpen session today, which is very encouraging. His injury is to his non-throwing elbow, so he's just focusing on building strength in his pitching arm. If you're desperate for saves, it's not a bad idea to grab Madson if he's on your waiver wire, even though he'll initially serve as Ernesto Frieri's setup man.
Tue, 14 May 2013 06:27:53 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) had a perfect inning with a strikeout at Class A Inland Empire Monday, May 13. He's expected to pitch again Wednesday, May 15. His fastball was in the 91-92 mph range. Madson said he thinks his velocity will get better in time.
Fantasy Tip: It's a little early to be concerned with his velocity, but it does take some pitchers some time to regain their fastball zip after Tommy John surgery. Madson is the type of pitcher that doesn't need 95 mph-plus heat because of his devastating changeup. We'd be more aware of his control than his velocity at this point.
Sun, 12 May 2013 13:16:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance for Single-A Inland Empire Monday, May 13, and could come off the disabled list after that appearance.
Fantasy Tip: Madson will not be used as the closer when he initially comes off the disabled list but should be valuable in all leagues. Madson likely would get the chance to close games if Ernesto Frieri struggles at some point.
Sun, 12 May 2013 10:10:54 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) tossed one inning in an extended spring training game Saturday, May 11, and was clocked between 91 and 94 mph. He will pitch in another extended spring training game Monday, May 13, before receiving his minor league rehab assignment.
Thu, 09 May 2013 15:42:45 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw a 21-pitch simulated game Thursday, May 9, and he didn't have any setbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Madson will likely have a few outings at extended spring training in Arizona before going on a short rehab assignment. He won't close immediately for the Halos, but he needs to be owned in all leagues right now since he's close to returning.
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:22:20 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) will head to extended spring training, where he'll likely need two to three outings before being activated from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Madson should be owned in all leagues, even though he won't be closing games out initially when he makes his debut with the team. That job still belongs to Ernesto Frieri, but if you own him, hopefully you have Madson, or others, to replace him eventually.
Tue, 07 May 2013 14:39:58 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 7, and hopes to start throwing in extended spring training Thursday, May 9, or Friday, May 10.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how many minor league rehab outings Madson will require, but the fact is that he's getting closer and closer to rejoining the team. It's also unknown how long it'll be before Mike Scioscia trusts Madson to closing duties, but it'll likely come eventually at the expense of Ernesto Frieri. Madson should be owned in all formats right now.
Sun, 05 May 2013 11:12:14 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.
Sat, 04 May 2013 12:21:33 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 4.