Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 7/23/13
With Jason Grilli's injury last night and Neil Walker's rehab stint over, it there was at least one roster move expected today. The Pirates made two moves today; Vic Black has been called up from Indianapolis to replace Grilli on the roster with the suddenly ubiquitous "forearm discomfort," and Brandon Inge has been designated for assignment  Black was the most logical replacement for Grilli. He was a compensatory first round pick by the Pirates in 2009 (49th overall) and he's blossomed as a reliever after an injury-filled start to his career. He battled control problems early in his career, but he's been fantastic as Indianapolis's closer this year. In 29 appearances, Black has thrown 35 innings. He's struck out 51, walked just 13, and only allowed one homer. His ERA is 2.31, and he's only given up 20 hits total in those 35 innings. Black's scouting report should sound awfully familiar: he throws a mid-90s fastball with a nasty slider that generates a ton of swings and misses. ...
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