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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) 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

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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

Vic Black said Thursday that his right rotator cuff injury is a thing of the past.

Black resumed workouts three weeks ago and recently started playing catch. "Everything feels good," Black said. "I haven't had any aches or issues. I wake up in the morning and feel normal." The right-hander should have a spot in the Mets' Opening Day bullpen.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Vic Black (rotator cuff) said Wednesday that he feels "great" and will resume throwing soon.

Black was diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck in August and he was ultimately shut down in September due to a right rotator cuff strain, but he has seen improvement with rest. The hope is that he'll receive clearance to resume throwing in the early part of November. Black had a 2.60 ERA and 32/19 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings in the Mets' bullpen this season.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Vic Black (rotator cuff) is done for the season.

Black was diagnosed earlier this month with a mild right rotator cuff strain and the Mets don't want to rush him back. He posted a strong 2.60 ERA in 34 2/3 innings this season out of the New York bullpen.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Vic Black was diagnosed with a mild right rotator cuff strain.

Black reported some weakness in his shoulder on Saturday and will be shut down for the next five or six days. There might not be enough time for him to pitch again this year, but the Mets haven't officially shut him down for the year yet.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) will be shut down for the next five or six days.

Black underwent an MRI on his shoulder Monday which apparently didn't reveal anything serious. He'll try to throw again as soon this weekend, but might not have enough time to make it back before the end of the season.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) to undergo MRI on Monday.

Black reported weakness in his shoulder on Saturday and the team will shut him down to avoid further injury. It's very likely that his season is over.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:25:00 PM

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R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
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7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
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