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Rosenthal: Indians in the Mix for Pirates Closer Mark Melancon

Yet another relief pitcher’s name has popped up as a possible fit for the Indians, and that is Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox tweeted out that the Indians and Giants are two teams with interest in the Pirates relief pitcher.

This season Melancon has 30 saves in 33 opportunities this season plus a 1.51 ERA. It would be interesting to see if the Indians do pull a deal off with the Pirates the role that Melancon would play with the team, and if he’d be the closer, or the 7th or 8th inning guy.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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