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Mets get prospect Black to complete Bucs trade

NEW YORK -- The Mets received on Thursday right-handed reliever Vic Black as the player to be named in their recent trade with the Pirates. The deal in its entirety is Marlon Byrd, John Buck and cash to the Pirates in exchange for Black and infield prospect Dilson Herrera.

Pittsburgh's 16th-ranked prospect, as ranked by, Black had been pitching in the Minors after making his big league debut last month. He struck out 63 batters over 46 2/3 innings this season for Triple-A Indianapolis, also walking 21 with a 2.51 ERA.

A former supplemental-round Draft pick of the Pirates, Black, 25, holds a career 3.07 ERA in the Minors.

Because Black has 72 hours to report to his new organization, the Mets will place him directly on their big league roster once it expands on Sept. 1.

Byrd hit a three-run homer Wednesday evening in his first game with the Pirates, adding to the career-high 21 he launched in 117 games with the Mets.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for
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