Reds closer Ryan Madson will miss season

Instead of closing for the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Madson will miss the 2012 season because of a torn ligament in his right elbow.

The elbow injury to Reds closer Ryan Madson will require Tommy John surgery, ending the right-hander's season, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (via Twitter). The Reds do not have insurance on Madson's

Instead of closing for the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Madson will miss the 2012 season because of a torn ligament in his right elbow.

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

The Reds reported last night that Ryan Madson was scratched from his scheduled appearance in a minors game last night, and his availability on Opening Day looks slim. Grab Sean Marshall as he should get the first shot at closing in Cincy should Madson