Report: Sox scouting ex-Phillies reliever Madson

Report: Sox scouting ex-Phillies reliever Madson
December 12, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Ryan Madson had 32 saves for the Phillies in 2011, but hasn't pitched in the majors since.

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The Red Sox are among many teams who have scouted free agent right-handed reliever Ryan Madson, according to a tweet from's Ken Rosenthal.

Madson, 33, hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2011. He had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and missed all of last season after numerous setbacks in his recovery.

He pitched for the Phillies from 2003-2011 as a set-up man and closer. His final season in Philadelphia, as a closer in 2011, he had 32 saves and an ERA of 2.37. He has since signed with the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim but never pitched for them.