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.
Bregman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 13-3 loss to the Mariners.
The 2017 season has been a challenge for Bregman who continually adjusts as pitchers develop a plan for him. As such, his batting average has fluctuated between .245 and .265 since mid April. However, the young third baseman has made more of an impact with his bat since the middle of May. Bregman was homer-less with eight RBI and a .716 OPS over the first 35 games. Since then, he's slugged eight home runs with 18 RBI and an .820 OPS over 36 games.
Guduan pitched two scoreless innings in Friday's 13-3 loss to the Mariners.
Guduan was called up Friday to replace an ineffective Dayan Diaz in the Astros bullpen and was needed immediately to replace starter Joe Musgrove who left after giving nine runs in 3.1 innings. He'll continue to pitch in long relief and low-leverage situations as long as he's up with Houston, although Guduan could be the other half of a transaction when Houston activates Lance McCullers (back) off the disabled list to start Saturday.
Musgrove has minor league options available and could be allowed to work through his recent struggles at Triple-A Fresno, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Musgrove, who was tagged for nine runs over 3.1 innings Friday, has allowed 82 hits and 14 home runs over 67.1 innings and completed six innings in only four of his 13 starts. His next scheduled start comes Thursday but Lance McCullers' (back) return from the DL on Saturday affords manager A.J. Hinch the option of keeping both Francis Martes and David Paulino in the rotation until Musgrove rights himself.
Gardner went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a steal Friday against the Rangers.
Gardner's 14th homer of the campaign came in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at one and send the contest to extra innings. After his amazing month of May, the 33-year old was due for some serious market correction, and that's exactly what's happened throughout most of June.As a result, his slash line of .262/.342/.479 is more reflective of the player Gardner was projected to be going into the season.
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