Nov 24 8:54p
Black, whose season was cut short due to shoulder and neck weakness, started working out three weeks ago and began playing catch a week ago, Newsday reports.
Black has suffered from neck woes the past two seasons, each of which were cut short due to the ailment. When healthy in 2015, he posted a 2.60 ERA, 1.298 WHIP and 32:19 K:BB ratio in 34.2 innings for the Mets while stranding nearly all of his inherited runners. If healthy, Black should open 2015 as the team's seventh-inning reliever.