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Ryan Madson: Making Progress

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Update: Madson (elbow) expects to be activated by the end of April, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. The right-hander said that Tuesday's throwing session was the "closest [he's] felt to normal."

Recommendation: Apparently Madson, who's not quite 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery, is close to feeling like his old self again. He hasn't faced batters yet, but a few rehab appearances may be on tap in the near future and once activated, Madson could very well push Ernesto Frieri for the closer job.

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