New York Mets
R.A. Dickey is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn abdominal muscle.
After making his final 2012 start in Miami, the knuckleballer revealed he tore and possibly detached the stomach muscle during his second start of the season, on a cold April 13 night in Philadelphia. He dealt with "dull pain" in his stomach area throughout the season.
The surgery will take place in Philadelphia -- not with Mets doctors.
"Should be no big deal," Dickey tweeted Wednesday.
One other date to watch with Dickey: The National League Cy Young Award will be announced on Nov. 14.
• After two games in right field, Jordany Valdespin started at second base on Wednesday night in the Dominican Winter League.