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Murphy, Black Should Open Season On DL

It’s getting to be time for the Mets where they must start seriously thinking about their Opening Day roster and whom might be on the disabled list. While there’s nothing official, the Mets are holding out hope for Daniel Murphy (right hamstring) and reliever Vic Black (right shoulder) to be ready. Seems like wishful thinking. MURPHY: Should open on DL. (AP) The Mets backed...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Shut Down Black’s Throwing Program (Shoulder Pain)

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets have temporarily shut down Vic Black’s throwing program after he experienced pain again in his shoulder while throwing on Tuesday. “I want to say two more days. That will be the end of the days on the medication,” Black told the News, indicating that he’ll resume throwing once the anti-inflammatory meds are finished...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black’s MRI Showed No Structural Damage to Shoulder

Reliever Vic Black told reporters this morning that his MRI revealed no structural damage to his right shoulder. He had one last January that showed similar results. The plan for Black is to take a couple of days to rest the shoulder,  throw a bullpen, and then get back into a normal routine. Black added that he is not concerned, and that it’s not connected with the necK issue...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Had MRI On Shoulder, No Results Yet

Vic Black underwent an MRI on his right throwing shoulder this morning, the team announced. The team said it was a precautionary scan. No results as of yet, but Anthony DiComo says: “There is no such thing as a “precautionary” MRI. May not be serious, but teams don’t check players for no reason.”
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Expects A Better Spring

After a poor showing in spring training last year, Mets reliever Vic Black feels more mentally prepared coming into camp this season. Black struggled mightily with his control last spring, walking ten batters in nine innings. As a result of this performance, he did not make the Mets Opening Day roster. In an article by Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Black talks about how he has changed...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Vic Black be the Mets closer by season’s end?

The 2014 season didn’t get off to a fast start for Vic Black.  In ten spring training appearances, Black pitched to a 5.79 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in 9.1 IP, a showing that promptly had him demoted to minor league camp much earlier than anyone could have expected.  Fans and upper management envisioned Black as a key component to this year’s bullpen, but with his setback in spring...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Black Shocked He Was Demoted

Reliever Vic Black has been optioned and will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced via Twitter on Wednesday. “I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different really because what I did was struggle all spring,” Black said. “And that’s not what they’re trying to put together on the team right now. Like they said, especially...
Via New York Mets Report
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Vic Black the Mets’ primary setup man?

Vic Black is an intriguing character. When the Mets received him as the Player to be Named Later from the Marlon Byrd/John Buck trade, he immediately stepped into the New York bullpen where he put up a 3.46 ERA in 13 IP, struck out 12 and walked only 4. It was a nice sign from a guy who had an average fastball velocity of 95.5, and who can ratchet that up when needed. He appears...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will it be Vic Black at the back for the Mets?

Is Vic Black a viable contender for the New York Mets’ closer position in 2014? With the injury to incumbent closer, Bobby Parnell and the loss of LaTroy Hawkins, could Black emerge as a reliable closer for the team next year? Victor Lawrence Black, 25, throws right-handed. He stands 6’4″ and weighs 215 lbs.  After his acquisition by the Mets as part of the deal with the...
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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