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Report: Melancon traded to Boston

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 14, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Former Yankees reliever Mark Melancon is on the move, and this time he’s moving to the other side of the game’s biggest rivalry.

Ken Rosenthal reports that Melancon has been traded to the Red Sox in exchange for utility man Jed Lowrie and pitcher Kyle Weiland.

Long considered an underperforming prospect with the Yankees, Melancon finally had big league success last year in Houston where he went 8-4 with a 2.78 ERA and 20 saves as the Astros replacement closer. He was originally shipped to Houston at the 2010 trade deadline as part of the Lance Berkman deal.




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