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Mark Melancon agrees to deal with Giants

Mark Melancon agrees to deal with Giants

The San Francisco Giants agreed to a $62-million, four-year contract with closer Mark Melancon, pending a physical, General Manager Bobby Evans announced Monday.

Because Melancon was traded during the season, the Giants don’t have to give up their first pick in June’s amateur draft as compensation. 

The Giants blew 32 save opportunities last season, the last in a 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of a National League division series that ended San Francisco’s season. Chicago scored four runs in the ninth inning.

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