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.
Schrock went 5-for-7 with a home run, two walks and five RBI while playing in both halves of a doubleheader for Double-A Midland on Sunday.
Schrock struggled to adjust to Double-A pitching in April with a .228 average, but he's been on fire at the dish since then, amassing a .348/.406/.466 line over the last two-plus months. Though he's not particularly toolsy, Schrock's contact-hitting skills are matched by few in the minors, with his 9.4 strikeout rate ranking as the second-best mark among qualified hitters in the Texas League. The 22-year-old has been a nice value pickup for the Athletics, who acquired him from the Nationals last summer in exchange for lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski, who was in the final year of his contract.
Hooker (hip/sports hernia) will be ready to participate at the start of training camp, George Bremer of the Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Hooker underwent labrum and core muscle surgeries in January and didn't participate in any of the team's offseason practices. His full participation at the start of training camp likely means he'll win a starting safety role.
Graveman (shoulder) made his second rehab start with Triple-A Nashville on Monday, serving up seven runs (three earned) on nine hits and one walk over three innings.
Graveman upped his pitch count to 65 after tossing 46 in his first start with Nashville on July 19, but the results were once again unimpressive. According to Nashville play-by-play broadcaster Jeff Hem, Graveman displayed his normal velocity during the start, so it sounds like the shoulder isn't hampering him too much. Even so, the Athletics would like to see Graveman tidy things up in the minors before being activated from the 10-day disabled list, so expect him to make at least one more start with Nashville.
Kershaw (back) is estimated to miss four-to-six weeks due to his current back issue, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.
This is a rough timetable for his return, although it's promising to hear that he isn't expected to miss as much time as he did last season with a similar injury. Official word should come forth after Kershaw sees his doctor in the next day or so, although this timetable all but guarantees that the Dodger ace will be on the disabled list for much of August.
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