Report: Giants agree to terms on deal with Mark Melancon

Report: Giants agree to terms on deal with Mark Melancon

The Giants landed a closer on Monday.

San Francisco agreed to terms on a deal with the All-Star, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

The deal is pending a physical.

Melancon, who will turn 32 years old in March, went 2-2 with a 1.64 ERA last season.

He racked up 47 saves and registered a 0.897 WHIP. 

More to come...
 

Sources: Giants close to a deal with closer Mark Melancon

Sources: Giants close to a deal with closer Mark Melancon

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — On the first day of the annual Winter Meetings, the Giants are close to accomplishing their biggest offseason goal.

The Giants and All-Star closer Mark Melancon are close to a deal, per league sources, with an announcement expected to come at some point Monday. Melancon is one of three big-name closers on the free agent market and he has been a priority for the Giants, who need a solution for the ninth inning. 

If a deal gets done, Melancon will represent a significant upgrade for the bullpen. The 31-year-old has a 1.93 ERA over the past three seasons with 131 saves in 141 chances. 

The bullpen blew a franchise record 30 saves in 2016, including nine in September alone. The Giants gave back a lead of four-or-more runs on six occasions, tying for the MLB lead. In Game 4 of the NLDS, the final game of their season, the Giants could not hold a three-run lead against the Cubs.