The Atlanta Braves continue to revamp their bullpen adding veteran reliever Mark Melancon from the San Francisco Giants according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Buster Olney.
The Atlanta Braves are nearing a deal to acquire reliever Mark Melancon from the San Francisco Giants, sources tell @Buster_ESPN and me.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019
Mark Melancon to the Braves is done, @Buster_ESPN is reporting.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019
Melancon has posted a 3.50 ERA (3.33 FIP) and has struck out 44 batters in 46 1/3 innings this season for San Francisco. Menlancon is under contract through 2020 for $14 million.
The Braves will send right-handers Tristan Beck and Daniel Winkler to San Francisco in return for Melancon according to The Athletic’s Robert Murray.
UPDATE - The Braves are taking on the remaining $18 million in salary owed to Melancon
Update: Atlanta has officially announced the addition of Melancon