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Mark Melancon | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona
Contract: view contract details

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears from two rival GMs that the Pirates are listening to trade offers for closer Mark Melancon.
It appears to be a trend around the league, as Heyman also hears that Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson and Phillies fireballer Ken Giles are available for the right price. "Everyone's closer is available," said one GM. "People, especially the young GMs, have no fear of trading their closer." With a weak free agent class among relievers, teams could be willing to pay a big price in the trade market. Melancon led the majors with 51 saves this season while posting a 2.23 ERA and 62/14 K/BB ratio over 76 2/3 innings. He made $5.4 million in 2015 and is going into his final year of arbitration. Tony Watson could take over as closer if the Pirates trade him. Nov 10 - 11:58 AM
Source: CBS Sports

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Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Josh Bell
4Jake Goebbert
2B1Neil Walker
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Keon Broxton
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Charlie Morton
4J.A. Happ
5Tyler Glasnow
6Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Jared Hughes
5Rob Scahill
6Bobby LaFromboise
7Jorge Rondon