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RHP Vic Black has been reassigned to Double-A Binghamton to continue his rehab process. Adam Rubin?of ESPN?is reporting he should be activated to the major league roster within a week.

Black had been suffering from "shoulder weakness" late in spring training. He has since been rehabbing with the Mets High-A affiliate in Port St. Lucie.?His?fastball has been clocked?between 93 and 96 MPH?in his rehab appearances.


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The Mets had been counting on RHP Vic Black?to be?key piece of their?bullpen in 2014. However, after walking 10 batters and allowing 13 hits in 9.1 innings during Spring Training, he was demoted and started his?season with Triple-A?Las Vegas.

The Mets acquired Black and?2B??prospect Dilson Herrera?from the Pirates for C?John Buck, OF Marlon Byrd and cash last summer.

Black spent a week on the disabled list with a pinched nerve in his neck?during early April. He?has struck out three, walked two and allowed one hit and no runs during three innings since returning from injury.

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This post concludes our three-part series on potential middle reliever prospects that spanned the #15 through #21 spots in my Top 41 ranking of Mets prospects (Part one and two). Part three has a bunch of really good fastballs from a trio of pitchers listed at 6'4" and two of these three should be MLB contributors in 2014.

#15 ? Vic Black

Bats/Throws:? Right/Right

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In addition to picking up Dilson Herrera, a nice second base prospect, for Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Mets added RHP Vic Black, a former supplemental first round pick who's basically ready to step right into the team's bullpen. This is a nice pickup as well. The Mets added potentially, six years of Black in the bullpen and a potential league average 2B for the cost of one month each of Byrd and Buck and a little cash.

Black made his big league debut this past July, and lasted four innings over three outings in the Pirates' very good bullpen. He struck out three and walked two.

Go ahead and pencil him in for a spot in the Mets' bullpen next year. Per Brooks Baseball, "he has relied primarily on his?Fourseam Fastball?(97mph), also mixing in a?Curve?(83mph). He also rarely throws a?Slider?(84mph) and?Sinker?(94mph). "

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