Andrew Harts of MLB.com spoke to Vic Black today, who told him that his arm and neck feel great. Black added that he expects to begin his off-season throwing program next week.
“I’m good to go,” Black told reporters at a team event in Staten Island.
Black had his season cut short in September due to a herniated disk that was causing neck pain and an unresponsive shoulder.
After struggling with control, Black failed to make the team out of Spring Training. However, he was eventually called up in May and despite a few hiccups, pitched very effectively out of the pen.
He finished the season with 41 appearances, posting a 2.60 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 34.2 innings pitched, striking out 32 and walking 19.