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38 Vic Black RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 5/23/1988 | Birthplace: Amarillo, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 282.89
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Mets' Collins: Closer role is Bobby Parnell's job to lose


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Monday there will be a competition for the closer's role this spring, even though Jenrry Mejia performed well in the role last season. In fact, Collins even said injured reliever Bobby Parnell, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, is the incumbent closer.

"It's Bobby's (job) to lose," Collins said, per NJ.com. "I love competition."

Collins also mentioned Jeurys Familia and Vic Black as options for the closer's role. The Mets totaled 42 saves in 2014, with Mejia having a team-high 28 saves. Familia was second on the team with five.


Mets pitcher Vic Black good to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black is good to go, according to the Star-Ledger

Black was sidelined late in the year due to neck and shoulder issues, but is expected to have a normal offseason. He'll be able to resume throwing next month, and said his shoulder feels "great."


Vic Black likely done for the season


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) An MRI Monday revealed a mild rotator cuff strain for Mets reliever Vic Black, according to MLB.com, likely ending his season. He's not done just yet, though. The New York Daily News reports he will be shut down for 5-6 days and will attempt to throw after that.

Black experienced weakness in his shoulder, as well as reduced velocity, in his last appearance Saturday against the Nationals. It was just his second appearance since returning from a DL stint for a herniated disk in his neck.


Vic Black still plagued by neck injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Mets are concerned pitcher about the status of pitcher Vic Black, who was recently activated from the disabled list.

Black returned on Monday against Colorado and allowed a solo home run to Nolan Arenado. His next outing, he allowed one run on one hit over one inning of work against the Nationals. According to ESPN New York, he has a herniated disk in his neck and lower arm slot. He is expected to be examined by a specialist on Sunday.

Vic Black activated from DL, struggles in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black was activated from the disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Rockies. He took the mound in the eighth inning and allowed a solo home run to Nolan Arenado, which proved to be the difference in a 2-1 defeat. He allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one over one inning of work.

Vic Black expected back Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black is eligible to return from the DL Monday, and manager Terry Collins told ESPN.com Friday he expects to have him activated then.

Black, who has been out since Aug. 24 with a herniated disk in his neck, tossed a bullpen session without issue Thursday. He was feeling fine Friday, a good sign for his ability to return in the coming days, assuming he can avoid a setback.  


Vic Black completes 'pen session without any issues


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black completed a 15-pitch bullpen session without any reported issues on Thursday, according to his social media account. Black is working back from a neck injury and is expected to throw another bullpen session on Monday.

Vic Black lands on disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black was placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Black received an injection in his neck in order to treat bone spurs. He'll need some time to recover following the injection. Black posted a 2.20 ERA over 32 2/3 innings. 


Vic Black receives injection


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black received an injection to clear up bone spurs in his neck, according to the New York Daily News

Black initially categorized the injury as day-to-day, but he may miss a few games following the injection. Black has a 2.20 ERA over 32 2/3 innings. 


Vic Black dealing with bone spurs on neck


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black is dealing with irritation caused by bone spurs growing on vertabrae in his neck, MLB.com reports.

"I've just got some stiffness that came up in Oakland and I'm dealing with it right now," Black said. "As it pertains with getting back in a game, I think it's day-to-day. I've got today off and we heated it up and got some medication going, and we'll hopefully knock it out real quick so it doesn't linger."

Black has been dealing with neck pain for the better part of a week and underwent an MRI Wednesday.


Vic Black undergoes MRI on neck


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) The Mets are waiting for the diagnosis revealed by an MRI on right-hander Vic Black, who has been dealing with a neck problem. He had claimed it was no more than stiffness, but the MRI was taken to make sure there is no structural damage.

Black, who first felt irritation last week in Oakland, gave up a run for the first time in seven appearances Saturday. He has not pitched since.


Vic Black takes the loss in San Diego


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black (2-3) took the loss Sunday afternoon against the Padres in San Diego. Black was charged with one run on no hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning in a 2-1 defeat. He owns a 2.01 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 22 1/3 innings of relief.

Vic Black earns win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black picked up a win Saturday, giving up one hit and one walk in a scoreless eighth inning in his team's 5-4 victory over the Marlins.

Black (2-2) only threw six of his 14 pitches for strikes, but he was able to turn in his fourth straight scoreless outing before his team took the lead in the top of the ninth. He owns a 1.69 ERA and 22:12 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings.


Vic Black returns to New York Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Just a day after being sent down to the minors following a doubleheader, the Mets have recalled pitcher Vic Black from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, ESPN New York reports. Black will replace Jose Valverde's roster spot, who was released following Monday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Black has not made an appearance for the Mets this season. He's 0-1 with a 1.45 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 18:17 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Vic Black sent back down Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) The Mets have optioned pitcher Vic Black to Triple-A Las Vegas following Sunday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, the team announced. Black did not appear in a game during the doubleheader and has not made an appearance for the big-league club this season.

Vic Black to join Mets Sunday for doubleheader


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Mets pitcher Vic Black will be promoted Sunday to serve as his team's 26th man for his team's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com reports.

Black made 15 appearances with the Mets last season after coming over via trade, but he's been relegated to minor-league action this season. He's 0-1 with a 1.45 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 18:17 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas.


Vic Black comes off minor-league DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Mets reliever Vic Black was able to pitch Friday for Triple-A Las Vegas, after coming off the disabled list with a neck injury. He struck out two batters and walked one in a scoreless inning in his first game back.

Black was on the DL for just a few days due to a pinched nerve, and could pitch his way to the majors at some point this season. He posted a 3.71 ERA in 18 appearances with the Pirates and Mets last year. 


Vic Black on DL in minors with neck injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Mets reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve in his neck, per ESPN. However, the injury is considered minor.

Black resumed throwing Sunday and should be activated from the DL later this week. However, the injury is not being linked to Black's control issues this spring.


Out-of-whack Vic Black going back to minors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) A disappointing spring has motivated the Mets to option right-handed reliever Vic Black to the minors.

Black earned minor league all-star spots in both of the last two seasons, during which time he struck out 148 batters in 106 2/3 innings. The Mets were hopeful that the 25-year-old Black would take the next step up this year, but he will not break camp with the team.


Vic Black could close Thursday


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/26/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins told ESPN.com that Vic Black will be used in a save situation, should one arise, in Thursday's game against the Brewers.

The team's regular closer, LaTroy Hawkins, will be unavailable, as he threw 19 pitches in Wednesday's win over the Reds.


Vic Black converts first career save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Mets reliever Vic Black nailed down his first career save Tuesday night against the Reds. Black needed only 14 pitches as he struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 4-2 victory. He owns a 3.60 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP in 15 innings pitched this season.

Vic Black expected to join Mets Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Mets pitching prospect Vic Black, who was acquired from the Pirates this week in a four-player trade, is expected to join the major-league team when rosters expand Sunday, ESPN reports.

Black went 5-3 with a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 63:21 K:BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings for Triple-A Indianapolis this season.


Vic Black to join Mets as 'player to be named later' in Pirates trade


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Pirates pitcher Vic Black is the "player to be named later" in the four-player trade between the Pirates and Mets, FOX Sports reports. Black has made three appearances for the Pirates, allowing two earned runs in four innings.

Black, who was the 49th overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft, owns a 5-3 record, 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 63:21 K:BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings with Indianapolis. He is the Pirates' 16th best prospect, according to MLB.com.


Pirates option Vic Black to Triple-A Indianapolis


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2013) The Pirates have optioned reliever Vic Black to Triple-A Indianapolis, MLB.com reports. After posting a 2.31 ERA in 35 innings at Indianapolis, Black allowed two runs on six hits in four MLB innings.

Pirates recall reliever Vic Black


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) The Pirates recalled reliever Vic Black from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday. Black was 1-2 with a 2.31 ERA and .161 opponents' batting average in 29 relief outings for Indianapolis.