Oakland Athletics Reliever Ryan Madson Buys Scottsdale Home for $2.2M
Oakland Athletics' Ryan Madson had a good spring run with the Oakland Athletics, giving up no run in seven outings. Fans claimed that his new digs had something to do with it. The tall relief pitcher just bought a $2.2 million home in Scottsdale, Arizona, 20 minutes away from Hohokam Stadium, where he trained.
The 35 years old right hander signed a three-year, $22 million contract with the team in December, so he had the means to splurge on a desert retreat.
Madson's new home was built in 2013 with a French Country style. It features high ceilings and a massive stone fireplace. The 6,800-square-foot, five-bedroom home boasts of five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The stylish chef's kitchen was stocked with modern appliances and a walk-in butler's pantry.
Upstairs, the 35 years old's master bedroom has a fireplace, and an in suite bathroom with a soaking tub and a walk-in shower. Outside, there was a covered seating area that came with a built-in barbecue pit and fireplace, plus a long pool next to a casita, according to a feature from In USA News.
The reliever Madson could put out any on field fires in 2015. Oakland's subpar bullpen was a major reason behind the their 68-94 record. Investing in Madson's play had its risks as he missed three full seasons from the game between 2012 to 2014. However, after his Tommy John's surgery, he bounced back with a spectacular season, winning with the World Series champion Kansas City Royals, according to a feature from Wn.com.
The athletic Madson maintained a 2.13 ERA and 0.963 WHIP over 63.1 pitched relief innings during the Royals. He also had 58 strikeouts since the start of his career and allowed five home runs. Additionally, during the regular season's gameplays, Madson got the second lowest ERA among relievers and led the team towards a 4.14 strikeout to walk ratio.