TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Angels manager Mike Scioscia was not surprised closer Ryan Madson had elbow soreness in his rehabilitation from reconstructive surgery.
Madson, the team's free-agent acquisition, who hasn't pitched since 2011 said that he suffered a setback while throwing on Feb. 1.
Scioscia called the pain flare-up a part of the ``normal rehab process'' and that he expects Madsen to be pitching ``at some point in April.''
``I think first and foremost (of importance) is Ryan getting through his rehab,'' Scioscia said. ``He's obviously at the last stages of his rehab to where he's on the mound throwing.
``Some days he's going to move ahead. Sometimes rehabbing is up and down. We expect him at some point in April. ... He's a guy that obviously is important to us. We have to error on the side of caution.''
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