Angels pitcher Ryan Madson threw lightly for the second straight day Friday, from 60 feet on flat ground for about six minutes. The right-hander reported no pain and plenty of progress compared to Thursday.
“Yesterday it didn’t feel good at all,” he said. “Today it felt a lot better.”
Madson had not thrown at all between May 13, the date of his last rehabilitation outing for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, and Thursday. One thing has changed in the meantime.
“I’m not going to have any input,” he said. The Angels’ training staff will dictate when Madson takes the next step in his rehab.
Madson said he hasn’t had an MRI exam on his surgically repaired right elbow since spring training, but he can tell when there’s inflammation just by stretching out his arm and twisting it below the elbow.
“I wanted this to start from zero inflammation,” he said of his latest throwing session. “I think we’re there.”