News: In case you missed it…

The Mets added Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Manager Terry Collins stated that Valverde will serve as the bridge to Bobby Parnell, and will close on days when Parnell isn’t available.

Kyle Farnsworth was released by the Mets earlier this week, but officially re-signed Wednesday on another minor-league deal.

Mets reliever Vic Black will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced Wednesday. With Black in the minors, the final spot in the bullpen will likely go to Gonzalez Germen >> Read more at MetsBlog.

The Mets don’t expect to make any acquisitions – big or small – before Opening Day >> Read more at ESPN.