On November 28, 2012, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and General Manager Jerry Dipoto took a big risk by signing free-agent right-hander Ryan Madson.

Madson, 32, missed the entire 2012 season after having season-ending Tommy John surgery in March, 2012. This was a very risky move by Jerry "JeDi" Dipoto; however, in his eyes… the reward outweighed the risk.