Jan. 17 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET19:23 GMT3:23 CST12:23 PM MST2:23 PM EST2:53 PM VEN23:23 UAE1:23 PM CT-Pittsburgh agreed to a $2,595,000 deal with Melancon, avoiding arbitration. Analysis: Melancon went 3-2 with a 1.39 ERA and 16 saves in 72 appearances in 2013.
July 23 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 CST2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Manager Clint Hurdle said Melancon will assume the closer's role in the injured Jason Grilli's absence. Analysis: Melancon is 2-1 with a 0.97 ERA and two saves.
July 14 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 CST11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Melancon has been picked as a replacement for the NL All-Star team, giving the Pirates five players in the game for the first time since 1972. Analysis: Melancon has a 0.81 ERA in 45 games.