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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 (elbow) will resume a throwing program after the All-Star break.
Melancon is on the disabled list for the second time this season with an elbow issue. He was given a cortisone shot a week and a half ago and will attempt to throw again at the end of this week. Melancon figures to be brought along slowly after being rushed back this time around. Sam Dyson is closing for the Giants with Melancon sidelined. Jul 9 - 2:49 PM

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Mark Melancon (elbow) received a PRP injection on Wednesday.

While Melancon just landed on the disabled list with a right pronator strain in his elbow, the PRP shot was actually administered in his forearm. He has now been placed on the disabled list twice with elbow issues this season. The Giants are well out of contention and have no reason to rush him back, so expect them to treat this recurrence with caution. Sam Dyson will close for San Francisco while Melancon is out of commission.
Jun 28 - 8:41 PM

Giants placed RHP Mark Melancon on the 10-day disabled list with a right pronator strain.

It's the same injury that sent him to the DL last month. Melancon missed barely over the minimum amount of time the first trip, but the Giants would figure to be more careful with him this go-round. Sam Dyson is expected to handle the closing duties for the Giants while Melancon is sidelined.
Jun 28 - 2:51 PM

Mark Melancon slammed the door on the Braves in the ninth inning on Tuesday, retiring all three hitters he faced to protect a one-run lead.

It was just his 11th save in 15 chances on the season. The 32-year-old right-hander now sports a 4.82 ERA and 16/2 K/BB ratio across 18 2/3 innings on the season.
Jun 20 - 10:48 PM

Mark Melancon blew his third save after giving up two runs in the ninth Thursday against the Brewers.

Melancon was awfully fortunate not to get tagged with the loss. First, a ground rule went his way, as Jesus Aguilar's shot to left got stuck in some padding, preventing him from taking an extra base. Later, Jett Bandy was robbed of a game-winning hit by Eduardo Nunez at third base. Melancon ended up preserving the tie and getting a win after the Giants scored four times in the 10th. He didn't deserve it, though.
Jun 8 - 6:48 PM

Mark Melancon needed just four pitches to record two outs in Saturday's appearance against the Braves, nailing down his 10th save.

Melancon is a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities in the month of May, allowing just one earned run across 4 2/3 innings. He hasn't show any ill effects from the elbow injury which landed him on the 10-day disabled list to kick off the month of May. Overall he has walked just one batter while recording 12 strikeouts across 14 1/3 innings.
May 28 - 3:31 AM

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

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

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2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
3Jae-gyun Hwang
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
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RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Cory Gearrin
4George Kontos
5Steven Okert
6Josh Osich
7Sam Dyson
8Kyle Crick
9Will Smith