The Cincinnati Reds made a move this offseason for ex-Phillies closer Ryan Madson with hopes of establishing a solid back end to their bullpen. Instead, Madson will be joining Joakim Soria, sitting out the 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery to fix a torn ligament in his right elbow. 

"He looked very good on Tuesday. He felt some tightness the next day," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "He felt fine all spring until lately. Even after he sat out for a little bit and came back, he felt real good. After the live session the other day it felt tight but even when he left the other day, he felt fine."

Madson, who saved 32 games in 34 chances last year with the Phillies, is scheduled to make $8.5  million in his one-year deal with the Reds. 

[via Associated Press]

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