Tim Byrdak, Zach Lutz and Vic Black promoted to the Mets

Tim Byrdak polaroidTim Byrdak, Vic Black, and Zach Lutz will be among those called up from the minor leagues when rosters expand today, the team announced.

Both Black and Lutz are on the 40-man roster – the Mets purchased Tim Byrdak’s contract from Triple-A Las Vegas and added him to the 40-man roster.

Lutz will essentially replace Ike Davis – who suffered a strained oblique during last night’s game – although it’s unlikely the Mets will place Davis on the disabled list now that the active roster can expand by 15 players.

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Byrdak hasn’t allowed an earned run in eight innings over 11 games since joining Triple-A Las Vegas. He has a 1.26 ERA in 21 1/3 minor league innings with Las Vegas, the GCL Mets, and Single-A St. Lucie this season. He underwent surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder last September.

In 111 games with the 51s this season, Lutz, 27, hit .293 with a .377 OBP and .856 OPS, 13 home runs and 80 RBI in 399 at-bats.

Black, 25, has appeared in three games for the Pirates this season and has allowed two runs and six hits in four innings.

Black was 5-3 with 17 saves and a 2.51 ERA in 53 games with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He allowed 28 hits, issued 21 walks and struck out 63 while holding opponents to a .169 batting average against.

Black was the 16th best prospect in the Pirates minor league system, according to MLB.com.