PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies activated reliever Ryan Madson off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, optioning reliever Mike Zagurski to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.

Madson has been out since April 29 after breaking his right big toe kicking a metal chair following a blown save against the Giants. He had surgery on the toe shortly thereafter and has pitched in five rehab games between Class A Clearwater, Double-A Reading and Lehigh Valley, compiling a 3.91 ERA in 5 2/3 innings on four hits and five walks.

"It felt like a mini Spring Training," Madson said. "I was just itching to get back into some real situations and stick with what I've been working on just mechanically. Hopefully I can go out there and not think about it too much."

Madson is 1-0 with a 7.00 ERA and four saves for Philadelphia this season. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he will slide back into the setup role for the team's closer Brad Lidge.

"It helps us a lot," Manuel said. "It's a big help."

Zagurski, a 26-year-old left-hander, had no record with a 3.38 ERA in five games for the Phils.

"He's got talent," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He just needs to be more consistent. We like Mike a lot."

To make room for Madson on the 40-man roster, outfielder Quintin Berry was designated for assignment.