Saturday, August 13, 2011

Getting to know Victor Black...

Victor Black, a reliever from the Pirates' low Single-A team in West Virginia, has been optioned to Bradenton. He will take the place of reliever Duke Welker, who was promoted to Double-A Altoona early Saturday.

Black, 23, hails from Amarillo, Tex. He was a 41st-round pick of the New York Mets in 2006 but did not sign. He attended Dallas Baptist University before the Pirates took him in the compensation round of the 2009 draft with their 49th overall pick.

Black went 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 13 games, seven starts, with the Pirates' short-season New York-Penn League in State College, Pa., in 2009, before injuries limited him to just two starts in 2010.

He has spent all of this season coming out of the bullpen for the Power, appearing in 22 games, and is 2-1 with a 5.28 ERA and one save. He has struck out 23 and walked 16 while allowing 30 hits 29 innings.

Welker, 25, went 3-5 with a 2.25 ERA in 36 relief apperances with the Marauders. He struck out 41 and walked 25 in 56 innings while allowing just 33 hits.

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