The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined their end of a 2024 mutual option on reliever Mark Melancon.
The D-backs decided to pay the veteran a $2 million buyout rather than pick up his $5 million option, an easy decision considering he didn't pitch in 2023 due to a shoulder injury. He last pitched in 2022 for the D-backs while working to a 4.66 ERA across 62 appearances, earning 18 saves in the process.
The Diamondbacks moved Mark Melancon (shoulder) to the 60-day IL Sunday.
Melancon was given platelet-rich plasma injections into his shoulder and is expected to be out for a good portion of the season. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable moving on from Melancon if there are solid options on the waiver wire.
Mark Melancon tossed a perfect ninth inning in relief for the Diamondbacks Wednesday, recording his 18th save in the Diamondbacks' 5-2 win over the Astros.
Melancon has held opponents scoreless in seven of 10 September relief appearances for the Diamondbacks, posting a 1.20 WHIP and 2.70 ERA in that span. The veteran right-hander has been inconsistent at the back end of the Arizona bullpen for most of the season, posting a 1.54 WHIP and 4.67 ERA with 34 strikeouts and 18 saves in 60 relief appearances this season.
Mark Melancon tossed a scoreless ninth inning in relief for the Diamondbacks Wednesday, allowing two hits in the Diamondbacks' 6-1 win over the Dodgers.
Melancon has led opponents scoreless in six of his last eight relief appearances, posting a 2.25 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in that span. The veteran right-hander has been inconsistent on the mound for the Diamondbacks this season, posting a 4.67 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with 34 strikeouts and 17 saves in 58 relief appearances this season.
Mark Melancon tossed a perfect ninth inning in relief Tuesday in the Diamondbacks' 12-3 win over the Phillies.
Melancon has held opponents scoreless in seven of 10 August relief appearances for the Diamondbacks, posting a 1.78 WHIP and picking up three saves in that span. The 37-year-old right-hander has struggled with consistency on the mound this season, posting a disappointing 5.11 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with 30 strikeouts and 17 saves in 50 relief appearances this season.