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Vic Black | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 17 - 4:37 PM

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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.
Apr 14 - 3:56 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday that Vic Black (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment "within the next two days."

Black has been battling shoulder tendinitis for the better part of a month but is ready for game action again. He shouldn't need too many rehab appearances before rejoining the Mets' bullpen.
Apr 10 - 10:02 AM

Mets placed RHP Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right shoulder weakness.

Black missed most of March with shoulder tendinitis. He has been making progress of late, so he should be ready to join the Mets relatively soon.
Apr 5 - 11:23 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that Vic Black (shoulder) is "unlikely" to be ready for the season.

Black resumed throwing off a mound Saturday, but he's been out most of the month with shoulder tendinitis and he's simply running out of time. Look for him to join the Mets' bullpen at some point in April barring any further issues.
Mar 30 - 5:05 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) is scheduled to throw 20 pitches off of a mound on Saturday.

It will be his first time doing so since being shut down on March 9 with shoulder tendinitis. While he is progressing nicely, his availability for Opening Day remains doubtful.
Mar 28 - 9:14 AM

Vic Black (shoulder) resumed throwing Tuesday.

Black hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 9 due to shoulder tendinitis. He's starting to make some progress, but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson didn't sound particularly optimistic Tuesday about his chances of being ready for the season.
Mar 24 - 11:58 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged Tuesday that Vic Black (shoulder) is a question for Opening Day.

Black came down with shoulder tendinitis earlier this month and felt continued discomfort while throwing off flat ground last week, but he's scheduled to try throwing again on Tuesday. Even if he's pain-free, there might not be enough time for him to get ready for the season.
Mar 24 - 10:36 AM

Vic Black (shoulder) will resume throwing Tuesday.

A previous report suggested Black would begin throwing again on Monday, but the Mets are saying this was the plan all along. Black has recently been dealing with shoulder tendinitis and felt continued discomfort after throwing off flat ground last Tuesday. He's running out of time to get ready for Opening Day.
Mar 23 - 4:21 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) will begin throwing again Monday.

Black has been sidelined by shoulder tendinitis and was shut down after feeling discomfort during a throwing session last Tuesday. Black has been on anti-inflammatory medication to help remedy the situation. With roughly two weeks of camp left, Black will have to ramp it up quickly to be on the Mets' Opening Day roster.
Mar 22 - 8:35 AM

Vic Black (shoulder) has been shut down for a few more days.

Black has recently been dealing with shoulder tendinitis and felt continued discomfort after throwing off flat ground on Tuesday. He took some anti-inflammatories and hopes to resume throwing in a couple of days, but he could be cutting it close to be ready for the start of the season. The Mets' bullpen is suddenly looking quite iffy.
Mar 19 - 4:17 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) said his flat-ground throwing session went well Tuesday.

Black was recently shut down due to shoulder tendinitis, but he's slowly starting to ramp things back up. The 26-year-old should be in the Mets' Opening Day bullpen if he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 17 - 12:19 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) will throw off flat ground Tuesday.

The Mets backed off Black late last week due to right shoulder tendinitis, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. He should be back in action soon. Black, 26, posted a 2.60 ERA and 32/19 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings last season and should begin the season in the Mets' bullpen if healthy.
Mar 17 - 9:08 AM

The MRI results on the shoulder of right-hander Vic Black revealed no structural damage.

The Mets are currently calling his injury shoulder weakness and expect him to return to the hill in a week. Black experienced a breakout season in 2014, posting a 2.60 ERA and 32/19 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. He's expected to work in a middle relief role for the Mets this season.
Mar 14 - 8:57 AM

Vic Black will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder.

Black was shut down last September due to a right rotator cuff strain, but the Mets are saying it's just tendinitis this time. The MRI is considered precautionary. Black held a 2.60 ERA while striking out nearly a batter per inning for the Mets last season and, if healthy, should be a big part of their bullpen in 2015.
Mar 13 - 4:44 PM

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