Clayton Kershaw (back) said today's throwing session was "definitely a step forward." He wasn't cutting loose, velocity around 70 mph.
Baby steps to greatness; that's what it's all about right now. The Dodgers are going to do everything they can to keep the rehab moving but not too quickly that it could cause any discomfort or setbacks. He will be re-evaluated after a submaximal rehab program that would conclude in the third week of April and from there the medical staff and trainers will determine just how close he is to returning to the majors. 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