Baseball’s 2021 saves leader Mark Melancon is joining the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced Wednesday. The deal came down less than eight hours before the start of a league-wide lockout that has now suspended major league transactions indefinitely. Melancon will make $6 million in both 2022 and 2023. The deal also includes a $5 million mutual option for 2024 with…

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Born and raised in Phoenix metro, Jesse’s sports broadcasting career began at the age of 12 when he impersonated D-backs radio voice Greg Schulte on FOX Sports Arizona as the Arizona Diamondbacks Kidkaster. He started writing and podcasting about the Diamondbacks shortly thereafter, and has been doing it ever since. Now, Jesse is a podcast host and writer for PHNX Diamondbacks. Jesse has a math degree and a journalism minor from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.