Madson, Burnett closer to being ready for Angels

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM

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.

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