Ryan Madson to hold “full public workout” on February 7

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick shares the news in a set of consecutive tweets …

The Phillies, Red Sox and Royals have been linked to Madson at various points this offseason.

Madson hasn’t appeared in a big league game since the 2011 campaign due to right elbow issues, but he is finally recovered from Tommy John surgery and is expected to carry a clean bill of health into this spring.

The 33-year-old right-hander posted an outstanding 2.45 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 126/29 K/BB ratio in 113 2/3 innings during his last two seasons (2010-2011) with the Phillies. A reunion in Philly appears possible.

Pirates suspend Keone Kela two games for contract violation

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On Monday, the Pirates announced the club suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified contract violation. Kela will begin serving the suspension tonight.

Kela, 26, went on the injured list in early May with a right shoulder injury. He was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis for the last week and a half. Prior to the injury, Kela posted a 4.63 ERA with an 11/4 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.

After sitting out Monday and Tuesday, Kela can rejoin the Pirates on Wednesday in the middle of their four-game home series against the Cardinals.