Season Over: Madson Needs Tommy John
Mark Sheldon covers the Reds for MLB.com. He just reported Ryan Madson needs Tommy John surgery:
The ligament in his elbow is torn off the bone and he will need Tommy John surgery that will end his season before it begins. Madson was examined this morning in Cincinnati by team medical director Dr. Tim Kremcheck.
The Reds did not take an insurance policy on Madson’s one-year, $8.5 million contract because it was a one-year deal and the club policy is not to do insurance on one-year deals.
A couple thoughts from the press box at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers:
Can you imagine if the Phillies had signed Madson to a four-year, $44 million contract, considering the injuries to Ryan Howard and Chase Utley?
Can you imagine if the Phillies had resigned Madson and not resigned Jimmy Rollins? The Phillies would be without a closer, first baseman, second baseman and have Freddy Galvis playing shortstop.
You have to feel bad for Madson. He took a big risk signing a one-year contract with Reds, which means he will not sign that lucrative deal following the season.
It might never come now. You never know.
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