SURPRISE, Ariz. -- When Ryan Madson came into camp this spring with the Royals, he wanted to prove to himself he's healthy enough to pitch again in the Major Leagues. That mission has been accomplished.
"It has been a challenge," said the veteran right-hander who has been with Kansas City this spring as a non-roster invitee with a chance to make the big league team. "I've been away from it for so long. It took a lot of determination and hard work and just the grind. The time off put a lot of rust on."