Black (shoulder) was reinstated from the 45-day injured list Monday.
Black has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury at camp in July, but he'll be available to make his 2020 debut over the final two weeks of the regular season. The right-hander made 17 relief appearances with the Giants and Brewers last season, posting a 5.06 ERA and 18:9 K:BB over 16 innings.
Black (shoulder) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Thursday.
Black has been sidelined all season with a strained right rotator cuff, and he won't be eligible to return until September following this move. The right-hander will likely fill a middle-relief role if he returns this season.
Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that he expects Black (shoulder) to head to the Brewers' alternate training site in Appleton next week to resume throwing, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Though Black was placed on the injured list Tuesday after being diagnosed with a strained right rotator cuff, Counsell said the reliever won't be in store for a "big shutdown." Black will likely be limited to playing catch off flat ground initially when he arrives at Appleton, but if his shoulder responds well to throwing, he could graduate to mound work soon after. Before the injury took him out of the mix for the Opening Day roster, Black was projected to work in middle relief for the Brewers.
Black (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Black has been dealing with a shoulder issue over the past several days, and the issue was revealed as a strained right rotator cuff Tuesday. The right-hander will miss the start of the regular season as a result, and his timetable to return won't become clear until he's able to resume throwing. Black made 17 appearances in the majors last year, posting a 5.06 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 16 innings.
Brewers pitching coach Chris Hook said Tuesday that Black (shoulder) will be sidelined for at least a few days, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The untimely bout with shoulder stiffness looks like it will cost Black a spot on the Brewers' 30-man Opening Day roster. Expect Milwaukee to move Black to the 10-day injured list within the next few days. A timeline for Black's return to action likely won't be established until he's cleared to resume throwing again.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Black was removed from Sunday's intrasquad game after experiencing tightness in his throwing shoulder, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
While the Brewers have yet to determine the severity of Black's injury, Counsell acknowledged that the right-hander's status for Friday's season opener versus the Cubs is "in jeopardy, for sure." Black is vying for a bullpen gig on the 30-man roster Opening Day roster and is likely to see most of his work in the middle innings when healthy.
Black was removed from Sunday's intrasquad matchup for an undisclosed reason, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Black was briefly examined by the training staff after throwing a fastball that was well below his normal velocity, and they decided to remove him from the game as a result. The nature and severity of the injury are unclear. Whether Black will miss any time as a result remains to be seen.
Brewers pitching coach Chris Hook said Sunday that Black is in "top shape" for summer camp after missing time in spring training with a minor back injury, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Black only missed a few workouts before spring training was halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it's no surprise that he's fully healthy following a nearly four-month layoff. With all teams carrying 30-man rosters into Opening Day in late July, Black should have be in good position to earn a spot in the Milwaukee bullpen after receiving a look from the big club late in the 2019 campaign.
Black is dealing with a sore back, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The injury is not believed to be serious, but it does leave Black's status uncertain just a couple weeks before Opening Day. He could still break camp with a spot on the active roster, but he has not appeared in a game since March 1 and will likely need to pitch in at least a couple exhibition games in order to do so.
Black struck out three batters over 1.1 scoreless innings in Monday's victory over the Marlins.
Black reported to Triple-A after being acquired by the Brewers at the trade deadline and was called up two weeks later. He was sent back down after making two appearances out of the bullpen, but since rejoining the big club Aug. 25 he has been stellar, allowing just one hit while posting a 6:2 K:BB in 6.2 innings. Black has mainly worked in middle relief since joining the Brewers, but he did pick up his first hold with his new club Monday, and he could see more work in key spots before the season comes to a close.
Black was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
Black rejoins the Brewers as Jeremy Jeffress (hip) makes his way to the injured list. Black has given up three runs on six hits with a 5:2 K:BB in 4.1 major-league innings this season.
Black was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
He gave up two earned runs in 1.1 innings during Saturday's marathon game against the Nationals, so the Brewers needed to summon some fresh arms from Triple-A. Black will rejoin the big-league bullpen when rosters expand in September.
Black threw a scoreless inning of relief in his Brewers debut Wednesday.
Black reported to Triple-A San Antonio after being acquired at the trade deadline, but he was called up Wednesday and immediately saw action. Black put himself in a precarious position by allowing a one-out triple, but he was able to escape any damage by inducing an inning-ending double play on a lineout to the next batter. Black is an intriguing long-term option for the Brewers, thanks mainly to his triple-digit fastball, but he figures to pitch in middle relief for now.
Black was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
Black will provide the Brewers with a fresh bullpen arm for Wednesday's series finale against the Twins after Milwaukee used six relievers during Tuesday's 7-5 loss. Since being acquired from the Giants at the end of July, Black has issued just one walk while striking out five across four hitless innings for San Antonio. Jake Faria was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
Black was traded from the Giants to the Brewers along with Drew Pomeranz in exchange for Mauricio Dubon, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Black is best known for having a fastball that sits at 99 mph. He has a 6.04 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 25.1 MLB innings across 2018 and 2019. The 29-year-old righty has never been able to command his pitches well enough to profile as a high-leverage arm. He logged a 5.16 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 22.2 innings at Triple-A this season, and should report to the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate for now.
Black was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Black gave up a walk and two hits while fanning three in a scoreless inning during the first half of Monday's twin bill, but he's been demoted to Triple-A following the contest. Dereck Rodriguez was recalled in a corresponding move and will take the mound for Game 2.
Black was recalled by the Giants on Monday.
Black allowed a run in his lone inning of work earlier this season, bringing his career ERA to 6.29 in 24.1 big-league innings. His ERA sits at 5.21 in 19 frames for Triple-A Sacramento this season, with his 13.8 percent walk rate so far overwhelming his strong 35.0 percent strikeout rate. Evan Longoria landed on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis in a corresponding move.
The Giants optioned Black to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Black's demotion clears a spot on the active roster for Tyler Beede, who was recalled from Double-A Richmond ahead of his scheduled start Sunday in Milwaukee. During his two-week stint with the big club, Black made one appearance, giving up a run on two hits over his lone inning of relief.
Black was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
Tyler Beede was sent down with no need for a fifth starter until after the break, and it will be Black who takes his spot on the active roster. Black has shown flashes with his upper-90s fastball, but he's battled a variety of injuries throughout his career and the results at the big-league level last year left a lot to be desired.
Black (forearm) returned from the minor-league injured list Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Black missed just over a month with a forearm strain. He allowed five runs in seven innings with a 7:6 K:BB prior to the injury.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/24||@ STL||L 2-4||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|09/23||@ CIN||L 1-6||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|09/15||vs STL||W 18-3||1.0||1||1||2||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AFA-San Jose Giants||4.0||4||0||0||1||0||0||7||2||1||2.25||0.750|
|2015||AFA-San Jose Giants||25.0||20||5||0||2||1||0||51||25||13||2.88||1.520|
|2016||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||31.1||35||0||0||1||4||6||53||32||17||4.92||1.576|
|2018||AAX-Richmond Flying Squi||10.0||10||0||0||0||0||4||20||4||4||0.90||0.800|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||25.2||26||0||0||3||0||1||46||8||15||3.21||0.913|
|2019||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||22.2||23||1||0||1||0||1||36||13||19||5.27||1.441|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||6.0||6||0||0||0||0||1||9||2||1||1.50||0.500|