Report: Miami Marlins Have Made An Offer To Closer Ryan Madson
The newly rebranded Miami Marlins have reportedly made an offer to free-agent closer Ryan Madson, according to Sports Illustrated's John Heyman.
Madson, 31, has yet not visited with the Marlins, despite an offer being made. The Marlins have also made substantial offers to superstars Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes as the team looks to improve dramatically this offseason to coincide with the opening of their new stadium next year.
The right-hander had served as the closer for the Philadelphia Phillies in place of an injured Brad Lidge in 2011, however, the team made the move to bring in free-agent Jonathan Papelbon to serve as the team's stopper in 2012. The eight-year veteran has played his entire MLB career with the Philadelphia Phillies and as a closer last season amassed 32 saves with a 2.37 ERA.