According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Ryan Madson needs Tommy John surgery, and will be out for the entire 2012 season. The ligament in Madson's elbow was reportedly torn off the bone.
With Madson out, Rosenthal reports that Sean Marshall is likely to close for the Reds, with Aroldis Chapman heading back to the bullpen.
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: Madson needs Tomm ...
"Sources: Madson needs Tommy John surgery, out for season. Marshall likely to close, Chapman back to bullpen. #Reds #MLB"
Twitter / @johnfayman: Tommy John for Madson. Lig ...
"Tommy John for Madson. Ligament was torn off the bone. #reds"
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: This is downside of Madson ...
"This is downside of Madson settling for one year as free agent. There will be no multi-year pot of gold for him at end of season. #Reds #MLB"
Madson needs Tommy John surgery " Mark My Word
"The Reds got the worst news possible on closer Ryan Madson. The ligament in his elbow is torn off of the bone and he will need Tommy John surgery that will end his season before it begins. Madson was examined this morning in Cincinnati by team medical director Dr. Tim Kremcheck."