Madson won't be an option out of the bullpen for Game 5 of the World Series against Boston on Sunday, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
Madson gave up a big home run in Game 4 in 0.2 innings, and he won't throw Sunday despite tossing just eight pitches. If the Dodgers manage to extend the series to Game 6, he figures to be available.
Mason figures to be one of the top candidates for save opportunities this weekend against Colorado, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Kenley Jansen (chest) didn't travel with the team as a precaution, so Madson and Kenta Maeda figure handle save situations if needed. Manager Dave Roberts stated it'll be closer by committee with Jansen out of the picture for now. Given Madson's recent usage (he's pitched in three of the past four games), the Dodgers may elect to avoid using him in Friday's opener, although he should be well rested for the final two games of the series, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Madson was traded from the Nationals to the Dodgers on Friday in exchange for Andrew Istler, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The Dodgers acquire a much-needed late-inning arm, as closer Kenley Jansen has allowed seven runs on 10 hits (including four homers) over his last four appearances since returning from a trip to the disabled list due to an irregular heartbeat. The team is reportedly keeping faith in Jansen as its closer, but Madson and his 91 career saves could be an option to take over should his struggles continue. Greg Holland, Justin Miller and Koda Glover are left as the primary options for saves in Washington until Sean Doolittle returns from his toe injury.
Madson (back) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
In a corresponding move, Kelvin Herrera was placed on the DL with a torn Lisfranc ligament, opening up temporary closing duties in Washington. Madson could be the one to take over, with four saves this season and 91 over the course of his career. Sean Doolittle is working his way back from a toe injury, but his return timeline remains unclear, so Madson could hold the job for a few weeks.
Madson (back) was throwing a bullpen session prior to Sunday's game against the Mets, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Madson traveled to Phoenix for electric therapy last week as he returns from the back injury. The veteran right-hander could return from the disabled list as soon as Monday at Philadelphia if everything goes smoothly, but an activation later in the week still appears more likely.
Madson has resumed rehabbing in Phoenix and will receive electric therapy for his back, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Madson is hopeful that the treatment method will expedite his recovery from the back issue, which resulted in his placement on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 14. Until Madson initiates a throwing program, his return to the Nationals shouldn't be considered forthcoming.
Madson (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
This was expected, as Madson wasn't listed on Tuesday's lineup card after admitting after Monday's game that he's been battling a back issue that sends a pain down to his leg. With Madson joining Sean Doolittle (toe) and Kelvin Herrera (shoulder) on the disabled list, the Nats will have to rely on Koda Glover, Justin Miller, Wander Suero and/or possibly Greg Holland in the ninth inning for the time being. Trevor Gott was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding roster move.
Madson (back) is not listed on the lineup card for Tuesday's game and is presumably on the 10-day disabled list, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
The Nationals have yet to formally announce any roster moves, but Tim Collins and Trevor Gott are listed on the lineup card in place of Madson and Sammy Solis. Madson revealed after Monday's game that he has been batting a back issue that sends shooting pain down his leg. With Kelvin Herrera (shoulder) and Sean Doolittle (toe) also on the DL, the Nats could turn to Koda Glover, Justin Miller, Wander Suero or perhaps even Greg Holland in the ninth inning.
Madson doesn't believe he'll need a trip to the disabled list to deal with his back pain, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
The veteran has reportedly been battling the issue for a long time, which also affects his leg. He believes he'll be able to stay on top of the pain with anti-inflammatory medication, which is already helping, and expects to remain on the roster.
Following Sunday's loss to the Cubs, Madson said he's been suffering from back pain that results in shooting pain in his leg, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
The 37-year-old revealed that he's been dealing with this issue for a while now, and that it makes it difficult for him to command his pitches. It appears as though Madson will attempt to work through the issue moving forward, although if his condition worsens, he could be held out for a few games or even placed on the disabled list.
Madson will serve as the Nationals' closer following the placement of Kelvin Herrera (shoulder) on the 10-day DL on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Madson is the next man up following injuries to Sean Doolittle (foot) and Herrera in recent weeks. Across 46 appearances this season, Madson has posted a 4.32 ERA and 1.39 WHIP while recording a 39:15 K:BB over 41.2 innings. He's also collected four saves in 2018. Just two year ago with the Athletics, Madson managed to pick up 30 saves as the club's ninth-inning man, so he has a decent amount of experience in the role in previous stops.
Madson allowed one hit but no earned runs to record his fourth save of the season Thursday against the Mets.
Madson got the call in the ninth inning with the Nationals up one and successfully converted the opportunity to register his first save since May 12. It was presumed that Kelvin Herrera would step in to be the Nationals' temporary closer so long as Sean Doolittle (toe) remained on the disabled list, but he instead pitched the eighth inning. Madson has surrendered seven earned runs across his last 6.2 innings, making the move even more surprising. The situation could be resolved quickly if Doolittle is able to return after a minimum stay on the disabled list as expected, but if he suffers any setbacks, this appears to be a situation to monitor.
Madson coughed up four runs on four hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.
The Nats were already down 6-2 when Madson entered the game to begin the ninth inning, but he blew up any chance the team might have had of staging another comeback. The right-hander has been extremely unreliable since the beginning of June, posting an 8.18 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB over his last 11 innings and 13 appearances, and he'll likely continue to be used in lower-leverage spots until he rights the ship.
The Nationals activated Madson (pectoral) from the disabled list Thursday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Madson hit the disabled list in mid-May with a pectoral strain and thankfully the veteran right-hander wasn't forced to miss an extended period of time. The Nationals have indicated a lighter workload is in store for the 37-year-old, but he is still likely to be a high-leverage option out of the bullpen.
Manager Davey Martinez said Madson (pectoral) will be activated from the disabled list over the weekend, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Madson hasn't pitched since May 13 due to a strained pectoral, but he's expected to rejoin the Nationals in Atlanta this weekend after throwing one more bullpen session in the coming days. The veteran right-hander, who compiled a 4.19 ERA and 20:6 K:BB across 19.1 innings prior to landing on the shelf, figures to see a slightly lighter workload upon his return.
Madson (pectoral) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Madson has played catch pain-free three times since Wednesday, but Sunday's bullpen session will be his first high-intensity throwing regimen since hitting the disabled list a week ago. It's currently unclear if the reliever will be ready to come off the DL when eligible on Thursday, but Sunday's throwing session should provide an update on where he stands in his recovery.
Madson (pectoral), who pitched in 21 of the Nationals' first 42 games this season, will have a lighter workload once he returns from the disabled list, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. "Gotta be a little more sensitive to using him in certain situations," manager Dave Martinez said Tuesday.
The veteran right-hander has a 4.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 20:6 K:BB through 19.1 innings this season, and while Madson's averaged less than an inning per appearance, it's the frequency of those appearances that is of concern. The Nats' bullpen hasn't had many arms Martinez can rely on, however, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see GM Mike Rizzo pull the trigger on another trade over the summer to bolster the team's relief corps, especially if Madson can't handle consistent eighth-inning assignments.
Madson (pectoral) was able to participate in some throwing Tuesday after hitting the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Madson threw at 50 percent effort and stated that he felt good. While the exact timetable for his return is unclear, the 37-year-old reliever appears certain he won't be forced to miss an extended period of time.
Madson (pectoral) will undergo an MRI on Monday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
The MRI should help the Nationals determine the severity of the pectoral strain Madson suffered following his most recent appearance May 13 against the Diamondbacks. The Nationals waited nearly a week to move Madson to the 10-day disabled list after he didn't demonstrate much improvement, allowing Brandon Kintzler to settle in as the primary setup man for closer Sean Doolittle for the time being.
Madson will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sore pectoral muscle, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.
Janes speculates that it will be Tim Collins who gets the call to replace Madson on the active roster. Meanwhile, Brandon Kintzler will inherit primary setup duties in front of closer Sean Doolittle. Madson hasn't been as effective this season as his strikeouts are down and his walks are up, but this is the first word of an injury. There is no known timetable for his return.
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