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.
Semien (wrist) went 3-for-5 with two RBI from a run-scoring single and a home run in High-A Stockton's win over Modesto on Saturday and is hitting .500 with a pair of doubles over his first two games with the Ports.
So far, so good for the rehabbing shortstop, whose rehab assignment is expected to be an extended one according to manager Bob Melvin. Semien underwent wrist surgery back on April 18 and has been progressively ramping up his activity since late May. If all goes well, Semien projects to return to the big-league club at some point in July.
Ray (8-3) earned the win by pitching 6.1 innings and allowing two runs on six hits and four walks, with five strikeouts, Saturday against the Phillies.
Before stumbling in his last start, also against Philadelphia, Ray had won his previous five starts. He returned to those winning ways Saturday, but it was by no means as dominant compared to what we saw from him earlier in the season. For example, his strikeout numbers, while still solid, are down from the double-digit totals he was posting in the beginning of the month. Nonetheless, Ray is quickly establishing himself as one of the best arms in the National League this season.
Lively (1-2) allowed five runs (four earned) over 5.1 innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He walked four and did not strike anyone out.
The lack of strikeouts was concerning, but it has not been consistent across all five of Lively's starts in the majors this season. Still, Saturday was the first time he allowed more than three earned runs and it was also the shortest outing of his young career. Lively figures to stay in the Phillies' rotation for the time being.
Herrmann drove in three runs and went 2-for-4 with one run scored Saturday against the Phillies.
After a run-scoring single in the sixth, Herrmann followed that with a two-run double the next inning, accounting for a third of the nine runs Arizona scored Saturday. He's started just eight games this month, appearing in 13, and struggled entering Saturday (.161 batting average in 31 June at-bats), and he figures to still not earn a lot of playing time behind Chris Iannetta and Jeff Mathis.