Mark Melancon RUMORS & NEWS

  • Melancon to join U.S. for WBC championship round "Giants right-hander Mark Melancon has been selected to bolster the United States' bullpen for Tuesday's World Baseball Classic semifinal against Japan (9 p.m. ET on MLB.TV and MLB Network) at Dodger Stadium. Teams reaching the third round are allowed to make changes to their pitching staffs, if..." March 19

  • Melancon credits 'stubborn' Russell Martin for his success

    USA Today "Mark Melancon was coming off his worst season ever, a 6.20-ERA monstrosity with the Boston Red Sox in 2012 that included a demotion to the minors, when he joined forces on the Pittsburgh Pirates with catcher Russell Martin. Their connection would change his career. A life-long reliever,..." February 15

  • Giants, Nationals make 4-year offers to Melancon

    KNBR "After blowing a league high 30 saves last season, Giants general manager Bobby Evans has made it clear time and again this offseason that finding a closer is priority number one. It would appear Evans finally has his target, with Jon Heyman of MLB Network reporting on Saturday evening that the..." December 04

  • How top closers available Chapman, Jansen, Melancon get their outs

    CBS Sports "Over the weekend, the Cardinals signed left-handed reliever Brett Cecil to a surprising four-year deal worth more than $30 million. That contract inspired curiosity; if a good setup man is receiving so much, then how rich are the elite closers -- Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and Mark Melancon..." November 22

  • Rockies, Mark Melancon have 'mutual interest' in deal

    ESPN "Could the allure of returning home entice Mark Melancon to sign with the Colorado Rockies? According to John Perrotto of FanRag Sports, the 31-year-old closer and the Rockies are said to have “mutual interest” in a deal. Melancon is a native of nearby Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and was a three-star..." November 12

  • Giants reportedly meeting with Mark Melancon

    Larry Brown Sports "After an epic bullpen implosion doomed them this past postseason, the San Francisco Giants are trying to avoid a repeat performance in 2017. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Friday, Washington Nationals free agent closer Mark Melancon is in San Francisco for an in-person..." November 12