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.
Rodriguez launched a pinch-hit, two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Although he proved to put the Braves' only runs on the board in one swing, Rodriguez's return from an offseason shoulder injury hasn't been pretty. The homer was just his second hit in 15 at-bats since being activated, and he also has eight strikeouts to his name already. The utility man will likely be relegated to a reserve role for the rest of the season if he continues to scuffle at the dish.
Hammel allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four batters through 5.2 innings during Monday's win over Detroit. He didn't factor into the decision.
After posting a solid 3.56 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 7.0 K/9 through his previous nine outings, this was another encouraging outing from Hammel. There is still a little too much start-to-start inconsistency to view him as a set-and-forget asset, but the turnaround has been noteworthy. Hammel lines up for a tough matchup against the Red Sox at Fenway Park in his next start.
Perez (5-8) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters during Monday's loss to Miami.
Perez had allowed 21 runs over 30 innings through his past five starts, so Monday's outing should be viewed as a step in the right direction. With a 4.67 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 5.9 K/9 for the campaign, his fantasy value is limited to deep settings. In favorable matchups, Perez is still a potential streaming option or low-priced flier for daily contests, but expectations should probably continue to remain in check. He projects to face the Orioles at home in his next start.
Pollock went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Monday's victory over the Braves.
Pollock has been scorching hot as of late, and with the three extra-base hits Monday night, he now has 12 hits over the past seven games with nine of those going for extra bases. The speedy outfielder is now hitting above .300 for the first time since early May, and although he isn't stealing bags at the same torrid pace that he did back in his breakout 2015 campaign, he continues to be a solid five-category asset in all formats.