Ryan Madson RP KC 2 months ago

Madson (arm) pitched one-third of an inning Saturday against the Orioles, striking out a batter.

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Ryan Madson RP KC 3 months ago

Madson (arm) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Ryan Madson RP KC 3 months ago

Madson is dealing with a case of dead arm, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Ryan Madson RP KC 6 months ago

Madson allowed two hits and a walk, but came away unscathed in a scoreless seventh inning Wednesday against the Yankees.

Madson has been a remarkable find for the Royals, posting a 1.66 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 21.2 innings this season. Despite the success, the right-hander is simply too far from the ninth inning to provide much fantasy value in standard formats. He has collected four holds, however, and certainly can't hurt your ratios if you're looking for a flier in the deepest of leagues.

Ryan Madson RP KC 7 months ago

Madson picked up the hold Monday against the Twins, striking out three and allowing one hit over 1.2 innings.

Madson, who was awarded one of the final Kansas City bullpen spots after a successful spring, has yet to allow a run in his first two appearances of 2015. Prior to his April 6 Royals' debut, the 34-year-old hadn't seen Major League action since 2011. If he can re-channel any of that old Phillies magic, the right-hander could represent another valuable weapon in Ned Yost's bullpen.

Ryan Madson RP KC 8 months ago

Madson has earned one of the final spots on the Royals' 25-man roster, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Madson, who dealt with back issues this spring, will serve as one of Kansas City's final options out of the bullpen. With Tim Collins (elbow) out for the season, and Luke Hochevar (elbow) not expected to return until May, a spot opened up for the veteran reliever. Considering the current depth of the Royals' relief pitching, Madson will have to prove himself before being considered for high-leverage situations.

Ryan Madson RP KC 8 months ago

Madson (back) is unlikely to make the Opening Day roster, but Royals manager Ned Yost said he likes what he's seen from the right-hander thus far, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Madson dealt with some minor back stiffness earlier in camp but seems to have gotten past the issue. He'll likely start his season in the minors, but it sounds as if Ned Yost hopes Madson can make a contribution in the majors this year. The 34-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2011.

Ryan Madson RP KC 9 months ago

Madson was scratched from pitching Monday due to back stiffness, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

The Royals say it is a very minor, precautionary move, but this is still worth noting. That said, Madson was going to be a long shot to make much of a fantasy impact this season, and he may not even make the roster out of camp after signing a minor league contract.

Ryan Madson RP KC 11 months ago

Madson agreed to a minor league contract with the Royals on Sunday that includes an invite to spring training, ESPN reports.

Madson had a career 3.58 ERA and 52 saves in eight season with the Phillies, but hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 due to elbow problems. He will enter spring training as a non-roster invitee, with a chance to take a spot in the bullpen with a strong performance.

Ryan Madson RP KC 2 years ago

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the Phillies are unlikely to sign Ryan Madson.

They've been one of the clubs tracking Madson's progress, but the reliever wants a major league deal and Philly doesn't appear eager to give it to him. "Our reports were good when we saw him, so he's going to sign somewhere," general manager Ruben Amaro said. Madson was reportedly touching 93 mph during a workout last week.