Ryan Madson once again is auditioning for major league teams. The Boston Red Sox are doing their due diligence.
The Red Sox were one of the teams that attended Madson’s workout in Phoenix on Friday, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Madson hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 because of a torn ligament in his throwing elbow that required Tommy John surgery.
Madson spent nine seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2003-11. The right-hander was the Phillies’ closer in his final season with the club, compiling 32 saves to go along with a 2.37 ERA in 60 2/3 innings over 62 appearances. Madson owns a 3.59 career ERA.
Madson has been with two teams since leaving the Phillies yet hasn’t thrown a single pitch. The 33-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds during the 2011-12 offseason, then inked a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels last winter. Madson’s injury has prevented him from pitching, though.
Madson, a free agent, was released by the Angels last August. According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, Madson touched 93 mph during his most recent audition, which was attended by about 15 teams.