The Mets have activated right-handed reliever Vic Black from the 15-day disabled list. He sustained a herniated disk in his neck on August 24 and the Mets placed him on the disabled list a few days later. He last pitched in a game on August 23 in Los Angeles, giving up one run in a third of an inning.
Black had a 15-pitch bullpen session on September 4 and seemed to be quite excited about his return.
Black has emerged as one of the more effective relievers in the Mets' improved bullpen, as he has a 2.20 ERA in 32.2 innings of work. He has struck out 8.54 opponents per nine, though he has walked 4.96 per nine. But he's also limited his home runs allowed to 0.28 per nine innings.