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Mets Injury Update: Vic Black, Jeremy Hefner

Mets right hander Jeremy Hefner appears headed for a second Tommy John surgery, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN. Meanwhile, reliever Vic Black (herniated disc) came off the DL on Sept 8, but now will be shut down for about a week with a strained rotator cuff, says Tim Healey of MLB.comBlack, who has made two appearances since his return from the DL, has a mild rotator cuff strain...
Via MLB Injury News
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Black Shut Down, Likely Out For Season

UPDATE (9/15/14) Terry Collins speaking before Monday nights game said that Vic Black will be shut down for five to six days as he continues to deal with a herniated disk. Given the amount of games left this season, it’s likely he has seen the end to his 2014 campaign. Original Story After seeing a stark decrease in velocity during Saturday night’s game, Vic Black has been scheduled...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Vic Black struggling with herniated disk

The New York Mets dropped to 72-77 on the season following a 10-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Although 22nd in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Mets are a respectable 13th in ERA at 3.56. But there is some concern over the health of reliever Vic Black, who continues to struggle with a herniated disk. #454917930 / gettyimages.comI reported on September 9...
Via MLB Injury News
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Concerns Over Vic Black Arise In Loss To Nationals

Vic Black entered Saturday nights game as one of the brightest spots in a very bland season. Known for his blazing 95+ mile per hour fastballs, Black’s heat reached just 92.86 on average Saturday night according to FanGraphs. “Something didn’t feel right. It doesn’t hurt, it’s just like an ache and it feels weak, so we’ll see” Black said about his shoulder after the...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Does Ice Bucket Challenge And Nominates Mr. Met (Video)

Very glad to see this ice bucket challenge spread everywhere.  New York Mets pitcher Vic Black, accepted the challenge and jumped into a pool of ice cold water. Before he jumped in, he nominated Mr. Met. Now that’s one person I would love to see involved with this challenge. Think Mr. Met will do it? I sure hope so. The post Vic Black Does Ice Bucket Challenge And Nominates Mr...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Time To Promote Vic Black

I know that one out of ten of you will look at the title, jump to the comments, and then say something like “No way!” or “Too Wild!”. But please allow me to state my case. The Mets made the right call in having reliever Vic Black begin the season in the minors mostly due to what was literally a “wild” Spring Training. Black has often had bouts with his command throughout...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 06, 2014  |  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...
Via Mets360.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Will Start Season In Triple-A

March 25 Reliever Vic Black will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced this morning. Black, 25, has had a rough spring training and in 10 Grapefruit League games he has posted a 5.79 ERA, allowing 13 hits while walking 10 batters, in 9.1 innings pitched. No word yet on who replaces Black in the bullpen, but kudos to the Mets for making a tough decision like...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How Did Vic Black Get His Unusual Delivery?

Vic Black The majority of Pirates fans haven’t had many chances to see Vic Black pitch. They’ve probably seen the numbers, highlighted by a 1.65 ERA and an 85:29 K/BB ratio in 60 innings in Altoona last year. They might have heard of his fastball, which usually sits in the 96-98 MPH range, and has touched triple digits. He’s been on top prospect lists, is named as one of the...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #18 – Vic Black

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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