Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Tuesday that Melancon (forearm) will enter the 2018 season as the Giants' closer, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The Giants signed Melancon to a four-year, $62 million contract this offseason to be their long-term closer, but the veteran reliever was displaced from the ninth-inning role as he battled a myriad of elbow and forearm issues throughout the season. Despite the rocky 2017 campaign, Melancon will be reinserted into the closer role next season. He's a prime candidate to put together a solid bounce-back performance, assuming he's fully healthy. Sep 19 7:51 pm (EST)
- Melancon (forearm) successfully underwent pronator surgery Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
- Melancon (forearm) will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
- Melancon confirmed Monday that he would eventually require surgery to relieve chronic exertional compartment syndrome in his right forearm, but hopes to put the procedure off until after the season, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports. "I guess that's the best way to put it: I need surgery, and I'm day-to-day," Melancon said. "I'm trying to last as long as I can." All Mark Melancon (R) News
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