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Mark Melancon | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Melancon recorded his ninth save of the season Monday in the Giants' 6-4 win over the Cubs.
Melancon gave up a two-out single to Javier Baez but fanned Ian Happ to seal the victory for San Francisco. The veteran closer is 3-for-3 in save opportunities since coming off the disabled list May 17. He has a 2.63 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 total innings this year. May 22 - 11:33 PM

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Mark Melancon allowed one earned run and two hits in a 22-pitch 13th inning for his eighth save of the season in Saturday's game in St. Louis.

Melancon has back-to-back saves in St. Louis since coming off the 10-day disabled list. He has allowed seven hits over his past four innings over four appearances but he remains a solid fantasy option all most formats.
May 21 - 1:06 AM

Making his first appearance since coming off the DL, Mark Melancon threw a scoreless ninth Friday for his seventh save.

Melancon gave up a hit, but he started a double play afterwards and threw just nine pitches in his inning. Since he was so efficient, the Giants will probably use him Saturday if they have another save chance.
May 20 - 2:00 AM

Giants activated RHP Mark Melancon from the 10-day disabled list.

The club was going to hold off until Friday to give Melancon's right elbow a bit of extra rest, but the 32-year-old closer felt great after a full-intensity 22-pitch bullpen session on Monday and he will be available at the back end of the Giants' bullpen Wednesday against the Dodgers. Derek Law returns to a setup role for San Francisco. Melancon only really spent eight days on the disabled list with his mild right pronator strain.
May 17 - 2:53 PM

Mark Melancon (elbow) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Melancon reported feeling good Tuesday after his 22-pitch bullpen session on Monday. He'll probably throw one more side session before getting official clearance to return to the Giants' bullpen. Derek Law is currently manning San Francisco's ninth-inning gig and may be worth keeping around for a bit in most fantasy leagues given the unpredictable nature of arm injuries.
May 16 - 7:59 PM

Mark Melancon (elbow) threw a successful 22-pitch bullpen session Monday.

"I was going pretty much full go," Melancon said. The closer is eligible for activation from the disabled list on Tuesday, but it sounds like it will be a little longer than that before he returns. Derek Law is filling in as the Giants' closer.
May 15 - 7:53 PM

Mark Melancon (elbow) could throw a bullpen session Monday.

Melancon played catch Saturday and Sunday and is progressing nicely as he works his way back from a right pronator strain near his pitching elbow. He's obviously not going to be ready for activation when first eligible on Tuesday as the Giants had initially hoped, but a return by the end of the week would seem to be possible.
May 14 - 2:56 PM

Mark Melancon (elbow) is scheduled to play catch for the first time on Saturday since landing on the disabled list.

The Giants are optimistic that he'll be able to return from the disabled list when first eligible on May 16. After playing catch on Saturday, he'll probably throw a bullpen early next week to determine if he can indeed meet that timetable.
May 12 - 7:56 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he's optimistic Mark Melancon will be able to return from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible on May 16.

Melancon was placed on the DL just before Tuesday night's game against the Mets, retroactive to May 6, with a mild right pronator strain near his pitching elbow. It's something he's been dealing with for a couple of weeks and the Giants are hopeful that a bit of extended rest will get the veteran closer back to 100 percent health. Bochy said Derek Law is going to head up a closer committee in Melancon's absence.
May 9 - 10:07 PM

Giants placed RHP Mark Melancon on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6, with a mild right pronator strain.

The injury is on the side of his forearm near his throwing elbow. That's all the information available right now. Derek Law is expected to be elevated to the closer role for San Francisco, though Hunter Strickland (0.82 ERA in 11 innings this season) could also factor into the mix. There should be more clarity from Giants manager Bruce Bochy after Tuesday's game in New York.
May 9 - 7:11 PM

Mark Melancon worked around two singles in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday for his sixth save of the season.

Melancon blew his first save in his San Francisco debut back on April 2, but he has allowed just one run over the past 10 innings while converting six of his past seven save opportunities. He remains a pretty solid fantasy option after a shaky start.
May 4 - 3:19 AM

Mark Melancon picked up his second blown save of the season on Sunday, giving up a two-run homer to Hector Sanchez in the ninth inning.

Melancon had been tasked with protecting a two-run lead for starter Ty Blach who had been brilliant on the afternoon. Even with his rough outing on Sunday though, the right-hander still owns a respectable 2.79 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 10/1 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings.
Apr 30 - 7:32 PM

Mark Melancon earned his second save of the season Monday in the Giants' win over the Diamondbacks.

Melancon gave up a leadoff double to Chris Owings, but he retired the next three batters he faced for a scoreless ninth inning to seal the 4-1 victory. Melancon has registered a save in each of the Giants' last two games, after blowing an opportunity on Opening Day.
Apr 10 - 7:41 PM

Mark Melancon blew a save on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks.

Melancon retired the first two batters he faced with relative ease, but Jeff Mathis doubled and Daniel Descalso, A.J. Pollock, and Chris Owings followed with three consecutive singles as the Diamondbacks rallied for a 6-5 win at Chase Field. This is the stuff of nightmares for the Giants, who had major bullpen issues in the second half of the 2017 season and signed Melancon to a four-year, $62 million free agent contract this winter.
Apr 2 - 7:45 PM

Mark Melancon will join the United States for the Championship Round of the World Baseball.

And he might serve as their closer even as Luke Gregerson has done a fine job to this point. Melancon signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants over the offseason.
Mar 19 - 12:13 PM

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2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Christian Arroyo
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Eduardo Nunez
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3Justin Ruggiano
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Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Bryan Morris
8Josh Osich
9Will Smith