Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting-streak to 15 games with a home run in the sixth inning against the Red Sox On Wednesday. He finished 1-for-6 with the homer, two RBI and a run scored.
The Cuban Missille continues to dominate opposing pitcher in the early going and his now sitting on a .390 average with four homers and 14 RBI through his first 59 at-bats of the season. Ramirez has taken a new approach at the plate, in which he is a lot more selective than in years past, which has paid dividends thus far. As long as he doesn't revert back to his old ways, a career-year appears to be in store for the 32-year-old shortstop. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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