Mets relief pitcher Vic Black will continue his rehab stint with Triple-A Las Vegas, while Bobby Parnell will stay with Double-A Binghamton. Sent to the disabled list with shoulder and neck stiffness, Black tossed a perfect inning for Binghamton on Tuesday night. While the 27-year-old might be close to returning, he won't get promoted during the Mets' road trip this week.
Acquired by the Mets in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd to the Pirates late in the 2013 season, Black had a 2.60 ERA and 3.77 FIP in 34.2 innings for the Mets in 2014. He struck out 8.31 hitters per nine innings but walked 4.93 per nine. For his major league career, Black has a 2.96 ERA and 3.77 FIP in 51.2 innings.
The Mets' bullpen has been good this year, despite the lack of Black and Parnell, but either pitcher figures to get a spot in on the major league roster if it becomes apparent he is ready.