Bucs Dugout "The Pirates have announced that they've avoided arbitration with Mark Melancon. No figures are yet available, although MLBTR projected Melancon would get $10 million. The Bucs also announced all their other previously reported arbitration-avoiding deals with other players (except Chris Stewart,..." January 15
Bucs Dugout "The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo has something resembling an update on Mark Melancon: He has been available all winter in the right deal, but as time passes, it seems more and more likely that Melancon, who led the majors with 51 saves last season, will remain a Pirate. Melancon stands to make a..." January 04
MLB.com "Mark Melancon of the Pirates and Andrew Miller of the Yankees were named respective recipients of the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year and Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Awards presented by The Hartford, as the gradual rollout of sanctioned 2015 Major League..." October 29
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After leading the majors with 51 saves this season, Pirates closer Mark Melancon on Thursday won the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award. Melancon is the first Pirates player to win the annual award, which was established in 2005 as the Delivery Man Award. Last year, the..." October 28
Hardball Talk "Congratulations are in order for Pirates closer Mark Melancon, who nailed down his 47th save of the season in Saturday’s 3-2 win at Dodger Stadium to take over the franchise record for most converted saves in a single year. Mike Williams tallied 46 saves for the Bucs back in 2002. That team,..." September 20
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Despite saying that Mark Melancon is “a couple weeks behind,” manager Clint Hurdle said Melancon will get the opportunity to close today’s game if the Pirates have a lead late. Melancon allowed three runs in the ninth inning Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs and blew a save. He also hasn’t..." April 23
Grilli temporarily out as #pirates closer. Melancon takes over.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For at least the next two weeks or so, the Pirates' closing duties will fall to quiet, even-keeled Mark Melancon. The demeanor hides the competitive nature. "There's an intense fire that burns in this guy that I don't think many see or many realize," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He's on a..." April 30
Hurdle on bullpen: "We're going back to way was for 3 1/2 months before Jason got hurt." Watson 7th Melancon 8th Grilli closes. #Pirates
CBS Sports "The Pirates' bullpen ERA of 2.88 ranks second to the Braves (2.42) and Pittsburgh is tied with Atlanta for the league lead at 51 saves. The Shark Tank as the Pirates' pen has become known is one enormous reason why Pittsburgh is looking at postseason play for the first time in two decades. But..." September 21
#Pirates closer today: Kyle Farnsworth. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli are unavailable.