• The Mets on Monday signed right-handed pitchers Mitch Talbot and Daryl Thompson to Minor League deals and assigned them to Triple-A Las Vegas. Talbot, 29, owns a career 5.30 ERA over parts of three seasons with the Rays and Indians; he last pitched in the Majors in 2011. Thompson, 28, has appeared in four career games with the Reds, the last of them also in '11.
• The World Tennis Association's top-ranked singles player, Serena Williams, will challenge Mrs. Met in a table tennis match Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET in Madison Square Park. The event is free and open to the public.
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