Arvada native now an all-star Pirates closer

By David Driver

Bradenton, Florida – Arvada native Mark Melancon pitched for the New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox before he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates prior to the 2013 season.

To say that his career has taken off since then would be an understatement. The Golden High School graduate became an All-Star for the first time at the major league level in 2013 and has been part of tours to South Africa and Japan since he joined the Pirates…  Read more…