Ryan Michael Madson who is most popularly known as "Mad Dog" will be missing the season because of his injury. Renowned Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds is going through a tough time because of which he will be missing an important season.
The elbow injury to Reds closerwill require Tommy John surgery, which will end right-hander's season. The news was confirmed by John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (via Twitter). Unfortunately the matter will take time to resolve because the Reds do not have insurance on Madson's one-year, $8.5MM contract. This statement by Fay on Twitter triggered a lot of debate regarding Ryan Madson’s injury.
Unfortunately Ryan’s injury has come in at a wrong time because of which he will also have to bear some financial losses. In fact the market was not in favor of Madson this winter and theclient wound up settling for considerably less than most anticipated. The injury will not only cost the closer his 2012 season, but likely major cash on his next contract. At one point, it seemed as though Madson and the Phillies were closing in on a four-year, $44MM pact, but that deal never really materialized.
Madson was in his team camp in Goodyear Arizona for the checkup. He was examined by team medical director Timothy Kremchek there. Madson returned to Cincinnati after the checkup. The Reds said Saturday that Kremchek told general manager Walt Jocketty the ligament was torn from the bone of Madson’s right elbow which is a serious matter and it requires surgery.
When inquired about his injury Madson reported discomfort in his elbow at the start of spring training but insisted it was an annual ailment that he had always worked through. He didn’t pitch in any exhibition games. He pitched batting practice last Tuesday. “He looked very good on Tuesday. He felt some tightness the next day,’’ Jocketty said. “He felt fine all spring until lately.’’
Ryan Madson is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Madson throws a four-seam fastball that ranges from 94 to 99 mph, a cutter that ranges from 86 to 92 mph, and a circle changeup that ranges from 76 to 84 mph. The team will certainly be missing him for his expertise in this season. Let’s hope he recovers very soon and gets back to action.