Braves RHP Kris Medlen underwent "Tommy John" surgery Tuesday to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Tuesday's surgery was the second of its kind for Medlen, who will now have to look forward to a long rehab with a target return date of the 2015 season. There have been some pitchers that have had success after going under the needle twice by Dr. James Andrews, but the road to recovery is going to be long. Unless you are in an extremely deep dynasty league, there is really no reason to stash Medlen this year.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Dallas Cowboys are hold off on placing Tony Romo on Injured Reserve in hopes of still making the playoffs.
Oh Jerry. Look, the most reductive outlook you could possibly have on Dallas' playoff chances is that the Cowboys are only two games out of the division lead. But that's ignoring the fact that they're also tied for the worst record in NFC and just one win better that the two worst teams in the league. If the Cowboys were smart, they'd be taking the perspective that they have a very, very good shot of getting a great draft pick. But it sounds like they're taking an approach that's going to cost them draft slots on the belief that Matt Cassel is leading them to the playoff. Freakin' Jerry. Analysis: Brett Talley
Chandler Parsons is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game.
Parsons has been sitting out in back-to-backs this season and will apparently continue to do so for now. The last time Parsons sat, Dirk, Felton, Williams and Matthews all played over 35 minutes, and no other bench guys saw even 20 minutes in Parsons' absence. So if you're looking for an uptick in usage for any Mavs, you should probably count on the other starters getting the extra work. Analysis: Brett Talley