Bobby Parnell will undergo surgery on Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek will perform the procedure.
Parnell will obviously be out for all of 2014 and could miss a fair amount of the first half of the 2015 season as well. Jose Valverde is closing for the Mets for the time being with Kyle Farnsworth backing him up, but don't forget about Vic Black who, if he fixes his command issues in the minors early on, could be back up in the majors soon and might be a dark horse candidate for saves in the second half.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Calvin Johnson (ankle) practiced on Monday.
The Lions will play the Thursday game again this week, so while they've had a full seven days to prepare, Megatron won't take his usual day off from practice. That has to be encouraging to plenty of fantasy owners as he and Matthew Stafford would like to build off such a strong Thanksgiving performance. Analysis: Howard Bender
Reds signed C Dayan Diaz to a minor league contract.
Diaz climbed up from High-A to Triple-A over two seasons in the Red Sox system and finished last year with a 1.89 ERA and 7.74 K/9 over 57 innings of relief at the highest point. He could find a place in the Reds bullpen, though he could be better suited as one of those guys who rides the shuttle between Louisville and Cincinati all year. Analysis: Howard Bender