"The Mets did their homework. They're getting two good pieces," Pirates GM Neal Huntington said at the time the deal was struck, before the second Pittsburgh player in the transaction had been identified.
Infielder Dilson Herrera was the other prospect included in the trade.
Black, the 49th overall selection as a supplemental choice in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, made his Major League debut on July 25 with the Bucs and appeared in three games, working 2 2/3 innings and allowing one run.
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