Ryan Madson wanted so badly to make the Angels' opening day roster that he might have cost himself the chance.
Although an MRI of Madson's surgically repaired elbow brought the relief that there was no structural damage to the joint, the Angels are still going to keep the pitcher from throwing until at least next week, which means his chances of being ready April 1 are slim.

But Madson even saw that as a good thing, because he thinks he pushed himself too hard when he thought the opening day goal was attainable.
"That's what I was going for and maybe it got me in a little bit of trouble," Madson said Wednesday. "Now I don't have a set date in mind. I'm going to let my arm guide me."
Madson, who is 10 months into rehab from Tommy John surgery, last threw on Feb. 1, when he felt some discomfort in his elbow. He hasn't thrown since, and the Angels sent him Tuesday afternoon for the exam to make sure nothing was wrong.
The report came back showing just inflammation, so Madson just needs a little more rest. He'll be re-evaluated next week.
Although he's frustrated to be sitting on the sidelines longer, he knows it could have been worse.
"There is always concern anytime you are dealing with human flesh," Madson said. "You are not a machine. It's one of those things where there's peace of mind."
Bill Hall checked in to Angels camp, where he is trying to revive his career. Hall, who signed a minor league deal a couple weeks ago, has played just 69 games in the majors over the past two seasons. He spent almost all of last season with the Baltimore Orioles' Triple-A affiliate.
Hall, 33, has fallen from being an everyday player who hit 81 homers in a four-year span to fighting for the last spot on the Angels bench.