Monday, March 26, 2012

Reds’ Madson done for year

Reds closer Ryan Madson has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and will miss the season.

Madson returned to Cincinnati and was examined by team medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek. The Reds said yesterday Kremchek told general manager Walt Jocketty the ligament was torn from the bone of Madson’s right elbow.

Madson agreed in January to a one-year contract guaranteeing $8.5 million, after a $44 million, four-year deal to stay with Philadelphia collapsed in November.

BRAVES: Third baseman Chipper Jones will miss the start of his farewell season.

Two days after Jones announced this will be his final year, Braves general manager Frank Wren said Jones will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus in his left knee.

The procedure is scheduled to be performed tomorrow. The 39-year-old Jones will open the season on the disabled list, but the team expects him to miss just the first six games.

Wren said Jones should return in time for the April 13 home opener.

TIGERS: While Miguel Cabrera said he is ready to rejoin lineup, Detroit wants to wait for doctors to give their OK.

The third baseman broke a bone below his right eye Monday when struck by a bad-hop grounder.

Cabrera will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he is confident Cabrera will be ready for Opening Day but also said a stint on the disabled list remained a possibility.

RAYS: Pitcher Matt Bush is being held on more than $1 million bail on charges he left the scene of an accident that seriously injured a motorcyclist.

Chipper Jones, Timothy Kremchek, Miguel Cabrera, torn ligament, Walt Jocketty, Ryan Madson, Pitcher Matt Bush, Kremchek, disabled list

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