LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 on the sidelines.
The move was made retroactive to Monday, and right-hander Reyes Moronta was recalled from Triple-A to fill Melancon’s roster spot.
Melancon had surgery on his forearm last September. The right-hander was 1-2 with 11 saves in 16 chances last year, when he had a 4.50 ERA in 30 innings during his first season with the Giants. He signed a $62 million, four-year deal as a free agent before the injuries.
A four-time All-Star, Melancon has 179 saves and a 2.72 ERA in nine major league seasons.