10DMark Melancon
RP SF
11 hours ago

Melancon received a PRP injection in his injured elbow Wednesday after another MRI showed no structural damage, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is good news for Melancon, who says he is simply dealing with inflammation that won't require surgery. He's hoping the injection will help speed up his recovery, though the Giants won't look to rush him back; this is the second time the veteran reliever has landed on the disabled list this season with a right pronator strain, and he admitted it may have been a result of him trying to return too soon from his initial injury. "I really wanted to get back out there, and that probably wasn't the smartest decision," the 34-year-old said. Sam Dyson will serve as the Giants' closer while Melancon remains sidelined.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
17 hours ago

Melancon (elbow) is headed to the disabled list again with a right pronator strain, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Melancon missed time in the middle of May with this same exact injury, but was able to return as soon as he was eligible. Although he didn't miss much time initially, it's concerning that the right-hander suffered the injury for a second time in about a month's time on the mound. Melancon will see doctors and get an MRI on Wednesday, which will give the team a timetable for his return. In his place, Dan Slania was recalled while Sam Dyson is set to take over as closer for San Francisco in his stead.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
1 week ago

Melancon recorded his 11th save with a perfect ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

After giving up six runs in his past 1.1 innings, Melancon needed a positive outing and found the Braves compliant. That said, the veteran closer has had his stats skewed by a few ugly outings -- between his two-run season debut and that two-game rough patch he just ended, Melancon put up a 1.15 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 14:1 K:BB over 15.2 innings. With few attractive alternatives available in the Giants' bullpen, he's in no danger of losing his closing job despite his ugly season stat line.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
2 weeks ago

Melancon (1-2) blew his fourth save in 14 chances as he allowed four runs on as many hits Sunday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The disastrous outing has Melancon's ERA all the way up to 5.09. Combined with the meager 71 percent save conversion rate, Melancon has not been the reliable late-inning investment the Giants thought they were getting. There isn't reason to believe his job is at stake yet, but it has to be concerning for the Giants to get such inconsistency out of their 31-year-old closer.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
3 weeks ago

Melancon (1-1) recorded his first win of the season Thursday against Milwaukee. He blew a save opportunity in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Giants scored four runs in the top of the 10th frame and held on for the victory while he was still the pitcher of record.

EDGE Analysis

This was Melancon's worst outing since Opening Day, and he had allowed just two earned runs over his previous 16 appearances (15.2 innings) since April 2. Fantasy owners got the bonus win to soften the blow of Melancon's poor outing, and considering his track record, Thursday's outing is less of a concern than the Giants' struggles to score runs and create save opportunities for their closer.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
3 weeks ago

Melancon tossed a clean inning while striking out a batter in a non-save situation against the Brewers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran closer has pitched well this season (2.20 ERA and 15.0 K/BB), but he hasn't seen a save opportunity since May 27. This is due to the Giants' general lack of wins, but in the games in which they are victorious, there simply haven't been any save situations generated. Melancon's average of 49 saves over his last two seasons appears to be out of reach, but the 32-year-old remains a consistent closing option even if he maintains his 30-save pace.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
1 month ago

Melancon worked around a single to convert his ninth save of the season in Monday's 6-4 victory over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs made a late push with a four-run eighth inning -- shades of their comeback against the Giants in last year's NLDS -- but Melancon prevented history from repeating itself by shutting the door in the ninth. A brief trip to the disabled list slowed his season down, but the veteran closer has come back in full force, converting all three save opportunities since rejoining the team.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
1 month ago

Melancon collected his eighth save of the season during Saturday's extra-innings win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran had to work out of some trouble Saturday, as he allowed a run on two hits, but Melancon promptly closed the door before the game was in jeopardy. Melancon returned from the disabled list Wednesday, and he's now collected a save in consecutive games. It appears he's past the elbow injury that required the DL stint. For the year, Melancon sports a 2.84 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.1 K/9 to go along with his eight saves.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
1 month ago

Melancon allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to pick up his seventh save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

An elbow injury and the Giants' slow start have combined to limit Melancon's value somewhat this season, but the veteran closer still has a solid 10:1 K:BB through 11.2 innings to go along with a 2.31 ERA that's right in line with his career track record.

10DMark Melancon
RP SF
1 month ago

Melancon (elbow) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Derek Law working in relief four of the past five games, the Giants opted to bring back their primary closer to aid the back end of the bullpen. Melancon should resume his normal role closing out games for San Francisco. To make room for him on the active roster, Kelby Tomlinson was sent back to the minors.