Madson, we hardly knew thee
Multiple reports, namely from CBS Sports.com have free agent reliever Ryan Madson close to signing with the Angels to be their closer. Madson, as you know, was with the Reds in 2012 but never threw one pitch in a game. He missed the entire season after he blew out his elbow during Spring Training. After having Tommy John surgery, he did his rehab near his Southern California home under the supervision of the Angels medical staff. Perhaps that was what helped smooth the talks…
Here is more from MLB.com Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez.
The need for the Reds to sign Madson lessened as they appear close to re-signing Jonathan Broxton for a multi-year contract to be their closer.