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WASHINGTON – Mark Melancon is back on the Giants’ active roster and eager to flush the bad vibes of a disappointing season marred by a nagging elbow injury.

But for all his health struggles, and the beatdown on team morale that comes with a last-place season, Melancon hasn’t lost his wry sense of humor.

He smiled when asked about his jersey nickname choice for “Players Weekend,” at the end of August. Melancon will wear “STRETCH” on the back of his uniform – a reference to the Fox Sports story in late June that reported Melancon chafed some of his bullpen mates by tweaking their pregame stretching program.

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