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Giants activate Mark Melancon from the disabled list

Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 16: Mark Melancon #41 of the San Francisco Giants delivers pitch during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on April 16, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The Rockies defeated the Giants 4-3. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

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The Giants activated closer Mark Melancon from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. To create roster space, the club optioned utilityman Kelby Tomlinson to Triple-A Sacramento.

Melancon, 32, was placed on the disabled list on May 9 (retroactive to May 6) with a mild right pronator strain. The Giants were planning on activating him on Friday, but the right-hander reportedly felt great after Monday’s 22-pitch bullpen session.

Melancon is carrying a 2.53 ERA with six saves and a 10/1 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings.

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