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Mets injury update: Vic Black and Josh Edgin both battling minor ailments

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Terry Collins's bullpen was two pitchers short last night.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Before Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the visiting Atlanta Bravesmanager Terry Collins told reporters that relievers Vic Black and Josh Edgin were both unavailable. He did not provide specific information and would not give a definitive time they would return.

As September comes into view, many teams around the major leagues are beginning to see signs of a long season taking its toll on players. Already without Daniel Murphy (calf) and David Wright (shoulder/neck), the Mets were even more short-handed with two of their key relievers out of action.

Regardless the particulars of Black's and Edgin's injuries, Newsday's Marc Carig tweeted Wednesday morning that Black was suffering from a stiff neck and should be available tonight, if needed.

In addition, Adam Rubin said that Edgin was battling elbow soreness, though it was no cause for alarm.

Both Black and Edgin have proven to be key cogs in New York's revamped bullpen in 2014. The 26-year-old Black has a 2.20 ERA (3.90 xFIP) in 39 appearances while stranding 26 of 27 inherited runners. The left-handed Edgin has been even better, compiling a 1.90 ERA and 2.96 xFIP over 41 games while allowing opposing lefties to hit just .167/.206/.305.