Los Angeles Angels closer Ryan Madson's MRI on his sore pitching elbow came back clean and he will now find out when he can resume throwing. Madson has not gotten up on a mound in two weeks and is likely to begin the 2013 season on the DL after missing all of 2012 with Tommy John surgery .
Analysis: Major bullet dodged here but Madson continues to deal with problems with his pitching elbow which could be an ongoing thing. Ernesto Frieri will begin 2013 in the closer role so he is the one to draft late. Any other setback for Madson could make Frieri a longer term option.