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SFGate Apr 12, 2018

Giants’ Mark Melancon’s latest medical procedure: stem cell injection

SAN DIEGO — Giants reliever Mark Melancon’s latest attempt to return to the mound took a turn into Dr. James Andrews’ institute in Pensacola, Fla. Andrews is a renowned orthopedist known for performing Tommy John surgeries, but Melancon’s ulnar collateral ligament checked out fine. Andrews recommended a stem cell injection into the pronator in Melancon’s right elbow, so Melancon had the procedure Thursday morning. There’s no guarantee this is the answer to Melancon’s medical problem, but the lack of precedent with this type of injury makes it...
The Mercury News Apr 12, 2018

What’s the latest with Giants closer Mark Melancon?

Giants closer Mark Melancon saw specialist Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida.
Golden Gate Sports Mar 31, 2018

San Francisco Giants: Strickland Making Jump from Thrower to Pitcher

Though it’s just two games into the season, Hunter Strickland looks like a new pitcher, ready to take hold of the ninth inning for the San Francisco Giants. With Mark Melancon missing time again, the burden of the ninth inning for the San Francisco Giants has fallen to Hunter Strickland. Long-touted as the “closer of […] San Francisco Giants: Strickland Making Jump from Thrower to Pitcher - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Mercury News Mar 30, 2018

Why the Giants have confidence in Hunter Strickland and a reshuffled bullpen

With a pair of former closers, Sam Dyson and Tony Watson, on his staff, Bruce Bochy tabbed Hunter Strickland to fill in for Mark Melancon. He's not second-guessing the decision.
www.bostonherald.com Mar 29, 2018
Giants edge Kershaw, Dodgers 1-0 on opening day

Giants edge Kershaw, Dodgers 1-0 on opening day

LOS ANGELES — Turns out, pitching wasn't a problem for the Giants on opening day.With replacements in the starting and closing roles, San Francisco edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Thursday behind Joe Panik's homer off Clayton Kershaw.Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, took his first loss in his franchise-record eighth consecutive opening day start.Ty Blach opened in place of injured ace Madison Bumgarner, who is on the disabled list along with fellow starter Jeff Samardzija and closer Mark Melancon. Blach allowed three hits in five innings, struck out three and walked three...
The Mercury News Mar 29, 2018

Giants name Hunter Strickland interim closer

With Mark Melancon on the disabled list, the Giants turned to the longest-tenured member of their bullpen to replace him.

Melancon joins Bumgarner, Samardzija on Giants' DL

San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon was put on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain before Thursday's opener, joining starters Madison Bumgarner and starter Jeff Samardzija …
The Mercury News Mar 29, 2018

Giants closer Melancon, recovering from surgery on his throwing arm, starts season on DL

Mark Melancon, who signed a four-year, $62 million free agent prior to the 2017 season, had surgery on his right forearm in September.
SFGate Mar 29, 2018

Giants add closer Melancon to long list of disabled pitchers

LOS ANGELES - The Giants will not have their closer for Opening Day. The club set its roster ahead of Thursday's opener and placed Mark Melancon on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor strain in his pitching elbow. To replace him they recalled right-hander Reyes Moronta from Triple-A Sacramento. That will leave three relievers on the Giants staff - Moronta, Roberto Gomez and Pierce Johnson, who together have pitched in 12 big-league games and 13 innings. The Giants formally placed Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day DL.
SFGate Mar 28, 2018

Giants cut Duggar, keep Gregor, Gorkys and two unexpected relievers

Center fielder Steven Duggar came out of manager Bruce Bochy’s office after hearing from general manager Bobby Evans, bench coach Hensley Meulens and Bochy that he didn’t make the Giants’ season-opening roster. The first to greet him? One of Duggar’s competitors for a roster spot, Gregor Blanco. “What I like about him is, he listens,” Blanco said moments later, “he’s humble, he works hard to get better every day.” The Giants set their 25-man roster Tuesday night, give or take Mark Melancon, and Duggar wasn’t on it.
SFGate Mar 27, 2018

Mark Melancon is Giants’ latest medical concern, questionable for opener

The Giants can’t afford to lose another marquee pitcher, but they might be on the verge of losing another marque pitcher. Manager Bruce Bochy couldn’t definitively say if closer Mark Melancon, who underwent pronator surgery in September, will be on the Opening Day roster. “We’re hoping he’s all good to go Thursday,” Bochy said of the opener at Dodger Stadium. “We don’t know at this point, right now, if that will be the case.” Melancon played catch Tuesday and will throw again Wednesday morning, after which he’ll be...
The Mercury News Mar 27, 2018

Giants raise red flag on closer Mark Melancon; D.L. a possibility

Giants closer continues to feel discomfort after right forearm surgery

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