Former Reds closer Ryan Madson (can we call him that?) has agreed to terms with a new team: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, writes ESPN writer Jerry Crasnick. The move means the Phillies must continue to look for eighth inning help. The report does not have the terms of the deal.
What the Phillies could not offer Madson was a closer's job. This deal appears to be a one-year deal with lots of incentives and a chance for Madson to re-establish himself as healthy and working as a closer. Ernesto Frieri, who saved 23 games for the Angels last year, figures to return to an earlier inning in the Angels' bullpen.