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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 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. Sep 15 - 4:43 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 4:07 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.
Sep 14 - 8:25 PM

Vic Black will be examined by a Mets team doctor on Sunday after saying his shoulder "felt weak" during an appearance Saturday.

According to Fangraphs.com, Black's fastball averaged just 92.86 mph Saturday, down from the 95.8 mph he had averaged. "Something didn’t feel right," Black said of his shoulder. "It doesn’t hurt, it’s just like an ache and it feels weak, so we’ll see." Black was activated from the DL a week ago after missing time with a herniated disk in his neck, but he said this issue is unrelated.
Sep 14 - 10:07 AM

Mets activated RHP Vic Black from the 15-day disabled list.

The 26-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a herniated disk in his neck. Black has put up a 2.20 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 31/18 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings this season.
Sep 8 - 7:00 PM

The Mets have yet to decide whether Vic Black (neck) will be activated Monday.

Black feels ready to go, but Mets manager Terry Collins wants to see him throw first. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a herniated disk in his neck.
Sep 8 - 4:30 PM

Vic Black (neck) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

It will be the first day that the right-hander is eligible to return to the Mets bullpen. Before hitting the disabled list, the 26-year-old hurler posted a 2.20 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 31/18 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings.
Sep 6 - 12:36 AM

Vic Black (neck) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session without incident on Thursday.

In fact, Black reported feeling "funky fresh." The 26-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a herniated disk in his neck, but he's hoping to return next week.
Sep 4 - 4:58 PM

Mets placed RHP Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 24, with a herniated disk in his neck.

Black was given a cortisone injection Thursday, and rather than wait a few days for it to take effect the club has just decided to go ahead and put him on the DL. Daisuke Matsuzaka has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Aug 28 - 6:54 PM

Vic Black received a cortisone injection for the herniated disk in his neck.

Black downplayed the situation on Wednesday, but Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday that he's "worried." It doesn't sound like the young reliever is close to returning.
Aug 28 - 4:16 PM

Vic Black has a slight herniated disc in his neck.

Despite the affliction, Black said he's still day-to-day at this point. "The doctors didn’t seem to be too concerned," Black said. "It shouldn’t be a big deal. Be able to finish up the season." Black should be back in a few days.
Aug 27 - 11:17 PM

Vic Black (neck) will still be sidelined a couple more days with bone spurs and stiffness in his neck.

Black hasn't been available the past few days with stiffness, and he had a precautionary MRI on his neck Wednesday. It doesn't sound like it will require a trip to the disabled list at this point.
Aug 27 - 7:23 PM

Vic Black underwent an MRI on his neck Wednesday.

Black has been unavailable for the past couple of days to a lingering feeling of discomfort in his neck. He was diagnosed with a pinched nerve earlier this season at Triple-A Las Vegas. The reliever could require a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Aug 27 - 5:13 PM

Vic Black was unavailable to pitch Tuesday due to a stiff neck.

Black dealt with a pinched nerve in his neck earlier this season at Triple-A, but it's unclear whether this issue is related. It appears to be a minor concern, as Mets manager Terry Collins expects the reliever to be available Wednesday.
Aug 27 - 11:04 AM

Mets recalled RHP Vic Black from Triple-A Las Vegas.

As expected. Black has been mentioned as a possible closer, but he'll have to iron out his control issues to become an impact arm.
May 26 - 5:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez