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38 Vic Black RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/209 | Birthdate: 5/23/1988 | Birthplace: Amarillo, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 2/0
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Mets RP Vic Black could be ready in time for Opening Day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said reliever Vic Black is "right on the cusp" of being ready for Opening Day, per NJ.com. Black has been sidelined since mid-March with a shoulder injury.

GM: Mets more hopeful Murphy will be ready for opener than Vic Black


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson expressed more optimism Tuesday for second baseman Daniel Murphy (hamstring), who was cleared to begin baseball activities, being ready for Opening Day than reliever Vic Black (shoulder), per ESPN.

"We're a little more hopeful today that Murphy will be ready," Alderson said. "I think Vic's a question mark at this point. He's going to play catch (Tuesday), but I'm not sure where he'll be on Opening Day."


Mets say Vic Black won't throw until Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Mets pitcher Vic Black won't throw until Tuesday, assistant GM John Ricco said, per ESPN's Adam Rubin

Initial reports over the weekend said that Black would begin throwing off of flat ground on Monday, as he returns from shoulder soreness. 

Ricco said that was never the team's plan. 


Mets' Vic Black (shoulder) to resume throwing Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Mets pitcher Vic Black plans to resume throwing on flat ground Monday, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Black will complete his anti-inflammatory medication Sunday, leaving him clear to resume throwing. He had an MRI on the injured shoulder nine days ago and had to end a throwing session last Tuesday due to soreness.


Mets put halt on P Vic Black's rehab


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/19/2015) After experiencing soreness in his shoulder after throwing off a flat surface Tuesday, the Mets decided to give reliever Vic Black a few days off from his rehab, per the Daily News. 

Black has been experiencing weakness in his shoulder, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. Black said he thinks he'll be able to resume throwing after his anti-inflammatory medicines are completed.

"Everything's good, though. They’re just wanting to make sure I run the course with the meds before I do," said Black, who has not pitched in a game since March 9.


Mets' Vic Black to throw on flat surface on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Mets pitcher Vic Black is scheduled to throw on flat surface on Tuesday for the first time since dealing with a shoulder issue, per Adam Rubin of ESPN. Black underwent an MRI on Friday, which revealed no structural damage to his shoulder. He was prescribed rest for a couple of days. Black has not pitched in a game since March 9.

MRI shows no structural damage to Mets P Vic Black's shoulder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Mets pitcher Vic Black underwent an MRI on Friday, which revealed no structural damage to his shoulder, according to MLB.com on Saturday. The team has descrived his injury as shoulder weakness, and have prescribed rest for a "couple of days," per ESPN. 

Mets pitcher Vic Black undergoes MRI on injured shoulder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Mets pitcher Vic Black underwent an MRI on his injured shoulder, according to MLB.com on Friday. Black last pitched on Monday against Miami. At this point, it's uncertain when he actually suffered the injury. Black has allowed one run, one hit and one walk through two outings (two innings) this spring. 

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.