MRI shows no structural damage in Vic Black’s shoulder


Good news for the Mets’ bullpen this morning, as Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that an MRI on Vic Black’s right shoulder showed no structural damage. He’s expected to rest for a day, but should be back in action soon.

Black underwent an MRI on January after feeling similar symptoms, but no structural damage was found then either. He’s chalking it up to “fatigue,” but it doesn’t sound like something that will cost him a chance to miss the start of the season.

Known for his electric fastball and spotty control, the 26-year-old Black had a 2.60 ERA and 32/19 K/BB ratio across 34 2/3 innings last season.