Reports: Angels chasing Madson

Born in Long Beach, Calif., free agent reliever Ryan Madson is drawing interest from the Angels, according to multiple reports Sunday. first reported the story.

Madson, 32, wants to be a closer but will not be ready to go when the season opens because of Tommy John surgery. Madson took a one-year deal with Cincinnati in 2012 and likely will have to do the same for 2013.

Madson has still thrown a pitch in the Majors for only the Phillies, whom he spent nine seasons with through 2011. He had a 2.55 ERA with a 10.9 K/9 rate in 2010 and a 2.37 ERA with a 9.2 K/9 rate in 2011.

Madson’s high school, Valley View in Moreno Valley, Calif., is about an hour away from Angel Stadium.

— Evan Drellich


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