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Giants activate Mark Melancon from the disabled list

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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.

Rafael Montero to have Tommy John surgery

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Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Montero felt some discomfort after his latest Grapefruit League appearance. This morning he was diagnosed with a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow. He’ll now miss all of the 2018 season and most of the first half of the 2019 season.

Montero, 27, was once a top pitching prospect. He performed swingman duties for the Mets last year, starting in 18 games and relieving in 16. He wasn’t too successful in that role — his ERA was 5.52 in 2017 — but he was battling for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen this spring.