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Pirates Send Reliever Vic Black To Mets As Player-To-Be-Named-Later

August 30, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that they have sent right-handed relief pitcher Vic Black to the New York Mets as the player-to-be-named-later in the trade earlier this week in which the Bucs acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and veteran catcher John Buck.

Black had recorded 17 saves and a 2.51 ERA with the Pittsburgh’s “AAA” affiliate in Indianapolis this year.  He made three appearances with the Pirates, working 2-and-two-thirds innings and allowing one run.  Those numbers followed an All-Star season with the Eastern League Altoona Curve (“AA”) in 2012 during which Black posted a 1.65 ERA.

The original player sent to the Mets in the deal was 19 year-old infielder Dilson Herrera, from the class “A” West Virginia Power.

Byrd has already played in two games with the Pirates, and is 2-for-8 with a three-run home run.  Buck made his Pittsburgh debut on Thursday night, and went 3-for-3.

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