TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Manager Mike Scioscia says two relievers brought in to upgrade the Angels bullpen are getting a little closer to being ready.
Right-handed closer Ryan Madson has begun throwing again while left-handed reliever Sean Burnett is likely a week away from throwing.
Scioscia said Madson is playing catch, his first throwing action since Feb. 1 when he felt soreness in his surgically repaired throwing elbow that caused him to miss all of last season. He is coming back from elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
Burnett, who signed a two-year, $8 million contract during the offseason, aggravated his lower back while lifting his child into a car last week.
Scioscia said Burnett could begin throwing within a week.