June 2, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Ryan Madson (46) watches game action during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels release reliever Ryan Madson after injury complications


Not every story that features a player that suffers from a serious injury ends on a positive note. For Ryan Madson, his journey to recovery from Tommy John surgery hasn’t been well, and has ended up with the Los Angeles Angels releasing him.

According to Rotoworld, Madson was likely not going to return to the Angels to make a huge impact after struggling to recover from his injuries.

Madson has never been able to get over the hump in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the Angels obviously think he wasn’t going to make an impact this season. The righty will turn 33 later this month and will enter free agency this winter with plenty of question marks. He’ll surely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden contract.

The right-handed reliever hasn’t been just recovering this year. Madson was out after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2012 when he was with the Cincinnati Reds. The Angels picked up Madson last November in a deal worth $3.5 million in guaranteed money. Previous to 2012, Madson played with the Philadelphia Phillies for nine seasons.

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