ROSTER MOVE: #Mets place RHP Vic Black on the 15-Day Disabled List retroactive to Aug. 24 with a herniated disk in his neck.— New York Mets (@Mets) August 28, 2014
Black has been a solid option out of the bullpen for the Mets this year–noted for his ability to come in with runners on and effectively close out innings–but the team will now have to do without him for a little while.
Meanwhile, taking his place on the roster will be Daisuke Matsuzaka.
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka was returned from his rehab assignment and activated from the Disabled List.— New York Mets (@Mets) August 28, 2014
Matsuzaka was placed on the disabled list on July 26 with elbow inflammation. After recovering and making several successful rehab starts in the minors, he finally gets the return call today.
Even with the moves, the Mets are still short of a 25-man lineup (as Adam Rubin noted in his blog earlier) because Daniel Murphy remains out with a sore calf, which he is scheduled to get an MRI on.