If Ryan Madson and his agent, Scott Boras, get their way, the veteran reliever will not return to the Phillies in 2013.
Boras said Sunday that Madson wants to remain a closer and that "a lot of teams have already expressed interest" in him in that role.
That, of course, would erase Madson from the Phillies' plans because they already have Jonathan Papelbon in the closer's spot.
Madson, 32, converted 32 of 34 saves in his only full season as the Phillies' closer in 2011 and hoped to cash in as a free agent last offseason. After the Phillies signed Papelbon to a four-year, $50 million deal, Madson settled for a one-year deal worth $6 million with Cincinnati. He never threw a pitch for the Reds, however, because of an elbow injury that required reconstructive surgery.