Ryan Madson
RP WSH
2 months ago

Madson allowed two runs on three hits in an inning of work but was able to convert the save Sunday against the Phillies. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

Madson put two men on before allowing a two-run single with two outs in the ninth. He got Rhys Hoskins to ground into a fielder's choice to end the game, earning him his second save of the season. Sean Doolittle has been lights out as the Nats' closer since his acquisition and should see the vast majority of the save opportunities the rest of the way after taking a breather Sunday.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning Thursday to collect his 20th hold of the season in a win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

While Sean Doolittle has seen all the glory in the Nats bullpen as the team's new closer, Madson has been just as valuable since the duo came over from Oakland, posting a 17:1 K:BB over 12 shutout innings while recording three wins and six holds in a Washington uniform. Expect the veteran righty to remain locked into his setup role down the stretch.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson (finger) was reinstated from the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against the Brewers, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

As Zuckerman references, it remains unclear whether Madson is actually ready to pitch at this point, or if the club made this move since there is no need for him to stay on the disabled list with expanded rosters. Madson was placed on the 10-day DL on Aug. 17, and as of last week, the Nationals didn't know for certain whether he would be ready to return before the playoffs, so it seems unlikely that he'll be back on the mound anytime in the immediate future.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson (finger) will meet the Nationals in Milwaukee on Thursday for a reevaluation, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

There hasn't been any news indicating that Madson has experienced a setback with the sprained finger on his right hand following his placement on the disabled list Aug. 17, so it sounds like he'll just be receiving a routine two-week checkup. If the Nationals determine that Madson has healed as expected, the team could outline a throwing program for the veteran reliever, but as things stand now, it looks like he'll remained sidelined for most of September.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson is suffering from an inflammed sheath around the tendon that runs through the knuckle of his right index finger, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. He received electric therapy that has helped eliminate daily inflammation, and the Nationals are expecting him to be ready by the postseason, at the latest.

EDGE Analysis

It would make sense for the Nationals, who are all but guaranteed the NL East crown, to rest Madson until the start of their playoff trek. Any NL-only fantasy players still holding on to him can cut him, as -- though this could change -- he probably won't make a big impact the rest of the regular season. He wasn't pitching in a relevant fantasy role anyway, considering Sean Doolittle and Brandon Kintzler are set to see save chances the rest of the way.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson (finger) is getting his sprained finger analyzed in Arizona, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Madson has been experiencing recurring pain in his finger, so the Nationals decided to send him to a specialist to figure out the severity of the issue and how to proceed with treatment. He's been sidelined since Aug. 17 due to the injury. More should be known once the results of his visit are disclosed.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson played catch Saturday and said he was still experiencing pain in his sprained finger, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Madson's finger is still bothering him despite having been shut down from throwing since Monday. He's now waiting to find out the next move in his rehab, at which point there will hopefully be an updated timetable for his return. The Nationals aren't expected to rush their setup man back however, given their healthy lead in the NL East.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson will test his sprained finger Saturday after being shut down from throwing since Monday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

If the pain he's been feeling in the top knuckle of his right index finger has subsided, Madson should quickly be able to return to his setup role in the Nats bullpen, but the team won't rush him back into action with a 14-game lead in the NL East and a playoff spot all but locked up already.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained finger Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals activated fellow reliever Shawn Kelley in a corresponding move Thursday, but this is still another blow for Washington as Madson has been a revelation since joining the club. Madson had thrown 9.0 scoreless frames with a 0.67 WHIP with the Nationals prior to his injury. A timetable has yet to be released for Madson's return, but he may not be back until early September.

Ryan Madson
RP WSH
3 months ago

Madson appears to have a suffered an injury to a finger on his throwing hand, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the club initially believed that Madson was dealing with a blister, it has become apparent that the right-hander is being plagued by a different issue. The Nationals will likely know more about Madson's status within the next few hours prior to Wednesday's game against the Angels, but he should be considered day-to-day until more information becomes present.