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Update on Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Rehab Assignments

Bobby Parnell pitched an inning of scoreless baseball tonight and the right-hander was hitting 91-92 consistently on the gun at NYSEG stadium.

Bobby has been working back from a herniated disk in his neck and Tommy John Surgery from last April.

He's been talking to a lot of teammates like Matt Harvey and Jeremy Hefner for the past few months about how to recover from this injury and when he walked from the outfield to the clubhouse at NYSEG stadium yesterday, he was like a little kid in a candy shop.

"Walking through that right field gate and seeing the field and actually seeing a lot of familiar faces brought back some memories and it put a smile on my face. I am happy to be here. Things have changed around here, I have noticed there are some new stores and it is growing up so it's pretty cool to see," said Parnell.

Parnell will get a go at it later this week as another teammate Dillon Gee is expected to start Wednesday at NYSEG Stadium.

To the guy that pitched last night, Vic black. The right-hander pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two Rubber Ducks in the process.

He topped out at 94 miles per hour on the gun at the stadium and looked to have good movement on his pitches.

This is just another step in the rehab process for Vic as he works back from shoulder soreness and a herniated disk in his neck.

"Innings! Right now, I'm on my spring training in a sense. This is our progression Bob and I are on fortunately and unfortuantely just stuck in this middle ground. This is where we get our work in like those guys got in the Spring. We are catching up," said Black.

Vic turned 27 years old yesterday and did not work in tonight's game but figures to pitch tomorrow afternoon's game against Akron.