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Vic Black | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 209
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Vic Black had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder.
Black struggled to the tune of a 5.94 ERA with 34 strikeout and 30 walks over 36 1/3 innings in the minors last season while dealing with multiple injuries. The 27-year-old elected free agency in November after being outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster. He said he's feeling great now, but he figures to be in rehab mode for most of 2016. Mon, Mar 14, 2016 08:40:00 PM

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Mets sent RHP Vic Black outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for the Mets' first wave of September callups. Black is sporting a brutal 7.94 ERA in 22 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Vic Black suffered a groin injury at Triple-A Las Vegas.

It's yet another setback for the right-handed reliever, who was probably on the cusp of joining the Mets' bullpen. Black hasn't appeared in a major league game this year due to a variety of injuries. The severity of this new groin problem is unclear.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Vic Black from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Black is healthy, but he held a 5.73 ERA and 8/6 K/BB ratio over 11 innings on his rehab assignment. The Mets will let him iron things out before recalling him.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen indicated Wednesday that Vic Black (neck, shoulder) is ready to be activated from the disabled list.

It appears there's no definitive date on when it will happen, though. Black began the season on the DL with shoulder tendinitis before suffering a herniated disk in his neck.
Wed, May 27, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Vic Black (neck, shoulder) retired all three batters he faced in an extended spring training game on Tuesday.

It was a good test for Black, who entered the game with the bases loaded. He struck out the first two batters he faced before inducing an inning-ending ground out. The 26-year-old began the season on the DL with shoulder tendinitis before suffering a herniated disk in his neck, but he's beginning to make some progress.
Tue, May 19, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Vic Black (neck, shoulder) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Black should be ready to make his 2015 debut late next week. The right-hander was rehabbing some shoulder tendinitis when he suffered a herniated disk in his neck.
Tue, May 12, 2015 05:41:00 PM

Vic Black (neck, shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Monday.

Black hasn't appeared in game action for over a month after being diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck. He's obviously made progress recently, though, and should resume his rehab assignment soon.
Mon, May 11, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Vic Black (neck, shoulder) threw from a distance of 90 feet on Thursday.

Black was sidelined for most of the spring with shoulder tendinitis and recently had to shut things down due to a herniated disk in his neck. While he's throwing again, the Mets likely aren't counting on his return begin imminent.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 05:01:00 PM

Vic Black (neck, shoulder) has resumed throwing after being shut down last week.

Black was rehabbing from shoulder tendinitis when he sustained a herniated disk in his neck, forcing him to halt throwing. "When he does get back on the mound they’ll slow that progression down so we don’t have a recurrence of what he’s gone through for the last month," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It seems like every other time he threw that disc flared up on him." It sounds as though Black is still a ways away from returning to the Mets.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Vic Black said Wednesday that the herniated disk he's dealing with in his neck is modest and not as painful as the one he had last season.

That's encouraging, but there's still no timetable for how long Black might be out. The Mets certainly won't be counting on him to contribute soon.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Vic Black has been diagnosed with a small disk herniation on the right side of his neck.

It's affecting the strength and movement of his right triceps muscle, which is obviously then affecting his pitching. Black had been scheduled to join the Mets' bullpen this week, but that obviously won't happen. The right-handed reliever is out indefinitely.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Vic Black is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his shoulder/neck.

Black had been expected to rejoin the Mets bullpen next week, but his velocity has been down in his minor league rehab appearances, and the Mets want to ensure that everything is alright. They should have an update on his status on Monday.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) could rejoin the Mets' bullpen within the next week.

Black has already made one rehab appearance. He'll be used in a setup role once activated.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

Black was sidelined for most of the spring with shoulder tendinitis, but he's feeling better now. He might only need a few appearances before joining the Mets' bullpen.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 03:56:00 PM

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