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Ryan Madson will hold a public throwing session today

Ryan Madson could be returning to the Phillies´ bullpen (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Ryan Madson could be returning to the Phillies' bullpen (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

"Public" meaning "as long as you are an executive from an MLB team."

The former Phillies set-up man and eventual closer looks to make his return in 2014, after missing 2012 and 2013 with right elbow problems that required Tommy John surgery. Despite signing deals with the Reds and Angels, Madson has never pitched for any team other than the Phillies, having last thrown in a game in 2011.

Madson was on track to be the closer of the future, following Brad Lidge in the role, but the instant a deal wasn't met with the team following the 2011 season, the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon and Madson headed elsewhere before his elbow issues surfaced. From 2010-11, Madson was considered one of the game's better relievers, posting a 2.45 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.

The 33-year-old Madson will be monitored by representatives of the Phillies, Red Sox, and Royals, among potentially others.

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