Vic Black Is Ready To Return

Mets reliever Vic Black, who has been trying to come back from shoulder and neck issues, passed a significant hurdle last night. The right-hander has now pitched in back to back scoreless relief appearances with Double-A Binghamton and according to Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen, Black is now ready to come off the DL. However, whether or not Black is activated is up to the Mets...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Matz Magnificent Again, Black And Parnell Throw

Las Vegas (29-17) 9, Col. Springs 1 Steven Matz was on the hill again for Las Vegas last night continuing to do what he has done most of the season shutting the Sky Sox down for 7 innings after receiving a 5-0 lead to work worth in the 2nd inning. He didn’t give up any runs while only allowing three hits, walk one, seven strikeouts while needing only 77 pitches (52) strikes to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black and Bobby Parnell Are Getting Closer

Two key pieces of the Mets bullpen, Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, are making progress in their rehabilitation processes. Vic Black pitched the seventh inning for the Binghamton Mets on Monday, only his second appearance since beginning his rehab assignment. He worked an easy 1-2-3 inning for the B-Mets with one strikeout. According to the stadium radar gun, Black was sitting around...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets’ Hot Start Will Come In Handy Later

“Calm down; it’s only April.” “I didn’t know 162 games had passed already. Congratulations, NY Mets, on your World Series championship. Oh, wait…” “There’s a long way to go, and Washington will recover.” This is what the Mets fan has heard over the past two-and-a-half weeks. Over that span, the Mets have started 2015 like a house afire, lighting up NL East...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Started Throwing Wednesday

Good news for the Mets bullpen. According to Mets right handed reliever Vic Black was able to begin throwing on flat ground Wednesday as he continues to try to recover from his neck injury. Vic has been sidelined with a herniated disk in his left neck since last week. Manager Terry Collins said that the team will be careful with his injury and bring him up slowly...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Parnell Taking His Time With Mets Bullpen Thriving

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery by doing rehab. The team would greatly benefit from his return, but the Mets bullpen has been doing fine so far this season. The Mets bullpen ranks 2nd in the NL in ERA despite the absence of Parnell, Jenrry Mejia. Vic Black and Josh Edgin. Jeurys Familia has excelled as closer. Parnell has taken...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Believes He Won’t Need Surgery

Mets right handed reliever Vic Black was at Citi Field with his Mets teammates, but he is still not close to coming back from the DL. Black has been taken out of minor league rehab appearances while being treated for a mildly herniated disk on the right side of his neck. It’s causing him nerve irritation. In his last rehab game, Black’s fastball was only 88 to 90 mph, well...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Has A Herniated Disk In Neck

The team announced that Vic Black has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in the right side of his neck after undergoing an MRI on his neck and shoulder this morning. The herniated disk is what was causing the weakness in his triceps, according to team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The plan is for Black to undergo therapy and then he will be reexamined in one week...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Has Continued Shoulder Soreness, Heading For MRI

Sandy Alderson announced that right-handed reliever Vic Black is heading to the hospital for an MRI of his neck and shoulder. Sandy said that Black continues to deal with the same neck and shoulder soreness that shelved him this Spring and resulted in him starting the season on the disabled list. It was apparent something was wrong when his velocity during his outing at Binghamton...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/17: Black and Parnell Throw, Everyone Wins!

Las Vegas 7, Sacramento 4 Matt Reynolds hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 6th to give the Las Vegas 51′s a 4-2 lead and they went on to beat Sacramento 7-4. Reynolds finished 2-4 on the night and is now hitting 7-20 with five RBI over his last five games. Alex Castellanos was also 2-4 on the night and hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to extend the 51′s lead. Dilson Herrera...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Who Gets Replaced When Black and Parnell Return?

Adam asks… During the Mets broadcast on Wednesday night, Gary Cohen reported that Vic Black and Bobby Parnell started pitching in rehab games and are getting close to rejoining the Mets bullpen. Which two pitchers will need to go to make room for them? Keep up the great work! Brian replies… Erik Goeddel will probably be the first to get sent down when Black and Parnell return...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Active For St. Lucie Tonight

Update: Relievers Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are both active and available tonight for the St. Lucie Mets as they take on the Brevard County Manatees in Viera, Florida. 9:00 AM Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Set to Begin Rehab Assignments

Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members back soon. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments with Single-A St. Lucie in the next few days according to Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Parnell...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell ready to begin rehab assignment

The New York Mets may soon be getting back two members of their bullpen. Pitchers Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend. Ideally Parnell would be able to move into the Mets closers role when he returns to the big leagues. Jenrry Meija is currently sidelined with an elbow issue. Parnell has not pitched at the...
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets GM Says Vic Black Is Likely Heading To The DL

Vic Black threw another bullpen session off a mound at Tradition Field on Monday, however general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters afterward that it is unlikely that Black is ready for Opening Day. If Black begins the season on the disabled list then the Mets can backdate it to March 9, giving the righthander a little more time to strengthen his problematic shoulder. This will...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Mets Bullpen Updates, Opening Day Projection

Here are four things we learned today about the Mets bullpen and relievers, followed by my opening day projection. 1. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that closer Bobby Parnell could return as soon as mid-April. The Mets initially estimated a May 1 return so this indicates that Parnell is progressing well and ahead of schedule. Parnell is slated to pitch on the minor league side...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Mets Season Preview: Bullpen

Here is the second of a six-part MMO Special Feature, our 2015 Mets Season Preview. I previewed the starting rotation yesterday and over the next two weeks, I’ll be previewing our Bullpen, Catching, Infield, Outfield and Bench. I hope you enjoy my research, analysis, and insights. Let’s continue with Part 2, our bullpen. Jenrry Mejia After making eleven starts at four levels...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Black In Danger Of Starting Season On DL (Shoulder)

Reliever Vic Black, who has not pitched since March 9 due to right shoulder tendinitis, soft-tossed off flat ground on Tuesday, but is still not ready to return to game action. GM Sandy Alderson called Black a question mark for Opening Day and with less than two weeks left to build his arm strength, Black could join Bobby Parnell and Josh Edgin On the DL to begin the season. ...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black To Throw On Flat Ground Today (Shoulder Pain)

Reliever Vic Black is scheduled to throw on flat ground on Monday. Black completed his regimen of anti-inflammatory medication on Sunday, and gained clearance from medical staff to pick up a baseball. Black recently had an MRI that showed no structural damage and was diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. With only two weeks to Opening Day, Black might open the season on the DL, writes...
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March 23, 2015  |  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...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Parnell and Black Injury Updates, Wheeler Declines Comment

Closer Bobby Parnell had been scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game today, however he told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that  that plan has been scrapped and instead he’ll throw another bullpen session this morning. “It’s all good,” he told Rubin. Parnell is sidelined with a left hamstring injury. He is expected to begin the season on the disabled list with a possible...
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March 17, 2015  |  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...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wheeler Scratched From Start, Black Had MRI

In a time where pitching seems to be at a surplus for the Mets, it may prove to be a wise move that they did not unload their excess arms this past offseason. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the media Friday that right hander Zack Wheeler has been scratched from his Saturday start against the Washington Nationals due to elbow tendinitis and a blister underneath his right...
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March 13, 2015  |  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.”
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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