Originally Posted by Gallen5862
Ryan Madson Declines Mutual Option
By Mike Axisa [October 31 at 8:34pm CST]
Ryan Madson has declined his half of a mutual option for 2013, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The option was worth $11MM, and he'll instead receive a $2.5MM buyout.
Madson, 32, did not pitch at all in 2012 due to Tommy John surgery after signing a one-year, $8.5MM deal with the Reds last winter. From 2009-2011 he pitched to a 2.78 ERA with 9.6 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9, however. The Phillies have some interest in bringing Madson back for next year, but the right-hander will seek a job closing.
The guy gets to rehab on the Reds dime......and if the Reds actually wanted him to stay.....he refused his half of it? He thinks he can get more money somewhere else after what he just went through?
Boras client....so not much of a surprise.