Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:23:02 -0800
The New York Mets signed free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Tigers) to a minor league contract.
Fantasy Tip: Valverde is a long shot to close many games for the Mets. He's basically an insurance policy in case Bobby Parnell isn't healthy from offseason neck surgery. Vic Black probably would assume the closer role if Parnell isn't ready for the start of the regular season, though.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:07:13 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is around two weeks behind his normal schedule, but he still expects to be ready by Opening Day. He's throwing a ball on flat ground at 120 feet without any problems, and he's resumed lifting weight and running. "Everything is feeling great -- no pain with it or anything like that. So my confidence is getting better," he said. Parnell will pitch more in B games early this spring to allow the team to control the settings of games. The Mets are still looking to add a veteran pitcher with late-innings experience as a safety blanket. They watched free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) throw last week and are interested in free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels), too.
Fantasy Tip: Vic Black is the in-house option to take over in the ninth to start the year if Parnell isn't ready.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:42:11 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said RP Victor Black would be the leading candidate to close games next season if RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is not ready for the start of the season.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:19:55 -0700
New York Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins will be rested Thursday, Sept. 26. RP Victor Black will pitch in a save situation if one arises.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:38:49 -0700
The New York Mets have acquired RP Victor Black from the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade that sent C John Buck and OF Marlon Byrd to the Pirates.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 11:12:30 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated P Jared Hughes (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, P Victor Black has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:39:33 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed RP Jason Grilli (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain Tuesday, July 23, and recalled P Victor Black in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: If you haven't done so already, pick up Mark Melancon if he's still out there on your league's waiver wire. There is a chance the Bucs search for a replacement fireman via trade, too, depending on how long Grilli is expected to be out.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:35:54 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned Ps Victor Black, Stolmy Pimentel, Hunter Strickland, Duke Welker, Erik Cordier and Jameson Taillon, 1B Matt Hague, OF Darren Ford and 2B Anderson Hernandez to minor league camp Wednesday, March 13.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:29:39 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates added Ps Victor Black, Hunter Strickland and Phillip Irwin and Cs Ramon Cabrera and Tony Sanchez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:12:14 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the team signed 49th overall pick P Victor Black to an undisclosed contract.