PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Vic Black's shoddy spring-training showing caught up with him.
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Once penciled in as the primary set-up man for Bobby Parnell, Black instead was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. That appears good news for Gonzalez Germen's chances of making the Opening Day roster.
"I didn't see it coming, but I also couldn't expect anything different really because what I did was struggle all spring," Black said. "And that's not what they're trying to put together on the team right now. Like they said, especially starting off, you're trying to get hot out of the gates, and I didn't give them the best opportunity for what they were hoping. I know they were disappointed, as am I, which is part of it. But I'll be back."