Ryan Madson is throwing at “70-80 percent intensity”

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Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com has an update on Ryan Madson, noting that the Angels right-hander threw  30-pitch bullpen session yesterday “ramping up the intensity to an estimated 70-80 percent.”

It was Madson’s fourth throwing session since being shut down due to elbow soreness in early February and then again two weeks ago.

According to Gonzalez there’s no timetable for Madson to appear in a game, let alone join the Angels’ bullpen. At the very least he seems likely to miss all of April. And whenever he does return it seems highly unlikely that the Angels would stick to their previous plan of immediately making him their closer.