Triple-A RHP Vic Black will join the Mets tomorrow as the 26th player on the roster for Sunday’s doubleheader against the D-Backs.
He must return to Triple-A after the game, unless the Mets intend to keep him, at which point another player will need to be removed from the roster.
Black was 0-1 with seven saves and a 1.45 ERA in 17 games at Triple-A.
He had a 1.15 WHIP and a 3.46 ERA in 15 relief appearances for the Mets last season.
Black was acquired from the Pirates in August with 2B Dilson Herera for John Buck and Marlon Byrd.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
It was assumed that Black would be in the Opening Day bullpen. But, he had a terrible spring training, struggling with his control and velocity. He seems to have both under control in Vegas. He is going to be permanently promoted sooner than later, I bet. He’s doing well and the Mets can always use help in the bullpen.