Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:09:23 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released RP Ryan Madson (elbow) Monday, Aug. 5, after the reliever had multiple setbacks from Tommy John surgery. The team signed him to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million plus incentives. Madson last pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011. "We signed Ryan with the belief that he would return to the mound and positively impact our team," general manager Jerry Dipoto said. "It became increasingly more apparent to us that he was not going to pitch for the Angels this season."
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:06:40 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) has been feeling good during bullpen sessions and is scheduled to throw another one Sunday, July 7. He hopes to begin a rehab assignment by the start of the second half of the season.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:26:29 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday, July 4, but will have to throw a few more sessions before the team decides on what his next step will be.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:43:38 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw from a bullpen mound three times in the past week and has been doing so once every three days. He next performs this task on Thursday, July 4. He aims to return to in-game rehab work in a couple of weeks.
Fantasy Tip: We're probably looking at a Madson return sometime in August if all goes well. It's looking far more unlikely that he'll challenge Ernesto Frieri for many, if any, save chances this year.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:29:32 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry Dipoto said he has no idea when RP Ryan Madson (elbow) can return. "I have no idea. It's rehab. He's rehabbing from surgery. This is our exposure to Ryan Madson, three or four months of his rehabilitation. I don't know I could bet on any one of the thousands of players who have had Tommy John surgery to come back with 100 percent certainty to look like how they did before or contribute."
Fantasy Tip: Although Ernesto Frieri has struggled in save chances of late, the Halos really have no other late-inning options to go to with Madson's rehab from Tommy John surgery lingering. In mixed leagues, don't feel the need to hang onto Madson right now if you have other pressing needs.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:19:29 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets Tuesday, June 25, in exchange for OF Kyle Johnson. Cowgill was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake. Also, RP Ryan Madson (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Cowgill on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Cowgill will serve as organizational depth in the outfield for the Halos. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:00:53 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, June 23, that RP Ryan Madson (elbow) could be shut down for the season. "As the calendar turns, it becomes more of a possibility," Scioscia said. Madson continues to play catch on flat ground, but it is uncertain when he'll be able to resume throwing from a mound.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 18:32:10 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RPs Sean Burnett (elbow) and Ryan Madson (elbow) have been throwing on flat ground, but the team does not know when either pitcher will be able to throw off a mound.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:49:04 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) played catch Monday, June 3, but isn't ready to throw a bullpen session yet.
Fantasy Tip: Madson basically had to restart his program after having several setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The bottom line is we expect Ernesto Frieri to be save for at least another month's worth of save opps as Madson works his way back to full health.
Fri, 31 May 2013 17:33:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) said he resumed playing catch Thursday, May 30, and he felt even better playing catch Friday, May 31. Madson recently had a setback in his recovery.
Fantasy Tip: Madson is slowly making his way back from Tommy John surgery. It appears he will still be able to return sometime in June, but that is anything but a certainty at this point. If you're in an AL-only fantasy leagues and desperate for saves, he is worth stashing away. However, it might still be a while before he returns and is effective, so hold off in all other formats.