Before Ryan Madson got to pitch in a game for the Reds, the season is already over for the club's new closer.
Following an examination in Cincinnati on Saturday morning, the club said that Madson's elbow ligament had torn off the bone. Madson will need season-ending Tommy John surgery. A date for the surgery has not been set.
"He obviously feels terrible about it," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "He felt fine all spring until lately. Even after he sat out a little bit, he felt real good. After his last session the other day, it got real tight. Even before he left yesterday, he said he felt fine. Obviously, he wasn't."