One in a series of brief looks at players with ties to the San Antonio Missions as we get ready for the 2020 baseball season.
Ray Black had a brief stretch with the San Antonio Missions last summer as a relief pitcher.
The 6-foot-5 right-hander joined the Milwaukee Brewers organization in a trade-deadline deal on July 31 that saw the Missions’ Mauricio Dubon go to the the San Francisco Giants organization.
Black made six appearances for the Missions, allowing only one earned run. He gave up one hit with nine strikeouts and two walks in 6.0 innings.
He finished the season with Milwaukee. Black made 15 relief appearances for the Brewers and had a 5.14 ERA.
Black started 2020 spring training with the Brewers’ big club in the Cactus League. He appeared in two games before being sidelined by an injury.
Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on March 10 that Black has a sore back but the issue isn’t considered serious.
Black was originally drafted by the Giants in the seventh round in 2011. He made his MLB debut in 2018 and made 26 relief appearances for the Giants that season.