After Ryan Madson was introduced to 18-year-old right-hander Johnny Morell, they began working out together. The ball began exploding out of Madson's right hand again. And with Morell's encouragement, the competitive fire returned.
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SEATTLE (AP) Things fell apart in a hurry for Oakland's usually reliable bullpen Tuesday night. Closer Ryan Madson allowed a game-ending, two-run homer to Leonys Martin in the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 comeback victory over the Athletics. Martin's blast completed a four-run rally in the final two innings against the A's, who were 15-1 when leading after eight...
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The A's used five relievers before getting the ball and the lead to closer Ryan Madson on Tuesday. But Madson allowed a two-run, walk-of home run to Leonys Martin as the A's fell to the Mariners
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Rich Hill pitched on Monday, which means we won't have good news about the starting rotation again until this weekend when he goes again. Instead, let's take a look at the bullpen. Here's one key stat for each of the eight relievers currently on the 25-man roster, one of whom will go down on Wednesday to make room for spot starter Zach Neal. As a whole, the relief corps ranks middle...
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Deep in the bowels of Oakland’s Coliseum, you’ll see Ryan Madson working out with wires strapped to his body. The wires head to a little pack he carries with him, and in that pack is a machine that has helped him recover his career. The device, pictured here, is the Accelerated Recovery Performance machine, which was administered to Madson by the EVO Ultrafit group in Arizona...
His ability was rarely in doubt, but the thought of him making his presence felt again seemed a long way off. Then last season rolled around. In 1998, right-hander Ryan Madson was drafted in the ninth round by the Philadelphia Phillies, where he wound up pitching through 2011. Nine of those years came at the major league level, and while he did make 18 starts in that time frame—17...
In this Monday, April 20, 2015, photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Ryan Madson (46) gets a ball following an out during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. After signing with the American League champion Kansas City Royals in the offseason, Madson arrived in spring training with no guarantees. Somehow, he earned a spot in their...
Ryan Madson once again is auditioning for major league teams. The Boston Red Sox are doing their due diligence. The Red Sox were one of the teams that attended Madson’s workout in Phoenix on Friday, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Madson hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 because of a torn ligament in his throwing elbow that required Tommy John surgery. Madson...
The Philadelphia Phillies have made some minor moves this off season with the signing of outfielder Marlon Byrd, relief pitcher Brad Lincoln, starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez and catcher Wil Nieves. There is no secret that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is not out for the big name free agents, as as the case in past off seasons. He believes the team can still contend if...
Relief pitcher Ryan Madson was just becoming a premier closer in the Major Leagues when he saved 32 games in his first full season in that role. He did so for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011. Then, his career hit the proverbial wall when he sprained the UCL ligament his right elbow in Spring Training of 2012. He had Tommy John surgery in April that year and has not pitched since...
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