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.
Altherr (hamstring) is expected to return from the disabled list later this week, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Although there were some reports saying that the young outfielder could be ready to return as soon as Tuesday, it seems that the Phillies will wait a few days beyond when he's first eligible. It's unclear what kind of a role Altherr will play upon his return given the strong play of Odubel Herrera, Nick Williams and a now-healthy Howie Kendrick, although things should clear up as manager Pete Mackanin reveals his hand over the course of the week.
Martin was officially optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.
Martin's demotion clears up a spot on the active roster for prized third-base prospect Rafael Devers, whose contract was formally selected from Triple-A on Moday. During his brief stay with the Red Sox, Martin made two appearances out of the bullpen, giving up one run over 2.1 innings.
Morris saw just 69 carries and averaged merely 3.5 yards per rush in his first season with the Cowboys last year. Of course, that came while Elliott emerged as one of the league's best all-around tailbacks. With backup Darren McFadden also boasting a three-down skill set, Morris likely won't be needed if both Elliott and McFadden are available this term, which could result in him being released ahead of the regular season. However, if Elliott is handed a short suspension to begin the campaign, as has been speculated in the wake of a league investigation, Morris could at least retain his roster spot until the second-year star returns. Knowing that, it'll be interesting to see what the future holds for both Elliott and Morris.
Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated after Sunday's game against the Angels that Devers would receive his long-awaited promotion to the big leagues, but the organization didn't make it official until Monday. Manager John Farrell has yet to reveal his lineup for the series opener with the Mariners, but it's expected to include the 19-year-old, who figures to settle into a near-everyday role at third base. After dominating at Double-A Portland earlier this season to earn a promotion to Triple-A, Devers didn't see his production slow down during his brief stay with Pawtucket, batting .400/.447/.600 in 38 plate appearances. It would be unwise to count on him to immediately thrive in his first foray into the big leagues, but Devers' polished, well-rounded skill set make him a worthwhile speculative pickup in the event he surpasses expectations.
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