Street (knee) is making his 2017 Cactus League debut Friday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Coming off a 6.45 ERA during (surprise) an injury-shortened 2016, Street is battling for the closer role with Cam Bedrosian (groin) and Andrew Bailey, among others. His body of work and name recognition may land him the job initially, but it's wise for fantasy players to remain skeptical, especially considering his health issues and the talent Bedrosian boasts when healthy.
Freeman hasn't been able to piece together much during his limited times in the big leagues, but he has hit over .300 each of the past three seasons at Triple-A. He'll likely fill an organizational depth role for the Dodgers, but he could move his way back to the show if injuries strike the major-league club.
Whalen will start Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
It will be his first major league appearance since last season, when he compiled an unimpressive 6.57 ERA over five starts with the Braves. With James Paxton aiming to return to the rotation sometime next week, it appears this will be Whalen's only chance with the team before being shipped back to Triple-A Tacoma, where he has posted a 4.09 ERA through four starts thus far.
Rzepczynski notched his fifth hold of the season in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Nationals by getting one out on a strikeout to close out the eighth inning.
The veteran stepped into a high-leverage situation when he was called upon to face Daniel Murphy with Bryce Harper on second, but he was able to set down the Nationals' second baseman on four pitches to snuff out the threat. Rzepczynski stumbled two appearances ago against the Athletics, but has otherwise produced scoreless efforts in his other 18 appearances. He's been particularly effective against lefty bats, generating an .038 BAA against that handedness of hitter.
Heston was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Wednesday, but the Dodgers were quick to swipe him off waivers. The right-hander is a long way from his breakout season in 2015, but he has proven to be a serviceable starter in the minors this season, sporting a 3.41 ERA through six starts with Seattle's Triple-A affiliate. He'll likely act as organizational pitching depth, although he could move to the big leagues if injuries continue to plague LA's pitching staff.
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