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.
Hill is scheduled to toss 30-35 pitches Saturday in either a simulated game setting or a minor-league game, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Hill tossed 30 pitches with his finger uncovered and said he was "ready to go," though manager Dave Roberts said his pitch quality wasn't where it needs to be be. If all goes well Saturday, he could be on track for an early-May return, though it's hard to be optimistic given his past struggles with blisters.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Wednesday's win over Kansas City.
After going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Game 2 of the series Tuesday, Garcia followed it up with another solid outing Wednesday. He's now up to a .373/.420/.600 slash line with 17 RBI and is well on his way to the breakout campaign many have been expecting for a few years now. It's unlikely Garcia holds off a statistical decline for much longer, but the 25-year-old outfielder will probably remain fantasy relevant in most settings.
Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a triple during Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
It's been a dreadful start to the season for the first baseman, as Hosmer sports a .220/.273/.293 slash line. Patience will likely pay off, though. His three-year averages entering 2017 went to the tune of 77 runs, 17 home runs, 85 RBI and a .278/.338/.432 line, and he improved significantly each of the past two seasons. Expecting his 2016 numbers might be asking too much, but Hosmer's track record suggests this is a potential buy-low spot.
Smith suffered a left calf contusion during Wednesday's Game 5 against the Hawks and won't return, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Smith went to the locker room after just 16 minutes of action, posting five points (2-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and one block before the injury. He returned to the bench with some ice on the knee and the fact that it's being listed as just a bruise provides some optimism for a speedy recovery. The Wizards are already thin in the frontcourt with Ian Mahinmi (calf) out, so any additional absences from Smith would be a huge blow to their already thin depth. Tentatively consider him questionable for Friday's Game 6.