With the Winter Meetings just a week away, rumours around the baseball world will once again be upon us after a small break due to American Thanksgiving.
We will all be hearing the names Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke, Edwin Jackson and Kyle Lohse over the next week or so, but one player that teams have looked at as a potential wild card is reliever Ryan Madson, who Drew wrote about last week.
Madson, who wants to close out games with the team he signs with this off season, missed the entire 2012 season with an elbow injury after signing a one-year deal worth $8.5 million with the Cincinnati Reds. He underwent Tommy John surgery, and is expected to be fully recovered to start the 2013 campaign. The Phillies had been the one team rumoured to have interest in the right-hander, but it appears we won’t see a reunion anytime soon.
Doesn’t look like Ryan Madson will be a Phillie. Hear things are hot with Angels. #Philliestalk
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) November 25, 2012