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.
Plouffe is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
With no DH spot available for the series in Pittsburgh, Plouffe will sit for the second game in a row. It still looks as though Plouffe will be in line for at least semi-regular at-bats during weeks the Rays play exclusively in American League parks, but he'll need to produce a little better before becoming a viable mixed-league commodity. Over 215 plate appearances with the Athletics and Rays this season, Plouffe is slashing a career-worst .219/.284/.372.
Long was a late addition to the 76ers and ended up playing in just 18 games. That said, he made an impact when he took the floor, averaging 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds across 13.0 minutes per game while shooting 56.0 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from three. It's unclear at the moment whether or not Houston intends to keep Long, as they've been making trades all Wednesday, manipulating their finances to acquire Chris Paul. However, considering Long has potential as a stretch five, he could fit the Rockets' floor-spacing gameplan nicely if they opt to hang onto him.
Finnegan (shoulder) landed on the disables list Wednesday, The Cincinnati Enquirer's Zach Buchanan reports.
It was announced Tuesday that Finnegan would need another stint on the disabled list after straining a muscled in his shoulder during the third inning of Monday's start. There's a decent chance that Finnegan will miss an extended period of time after spending over two month on the 60-day DL with a similar shoulder injury earlier this year. In his place, the team recalled Austin Brice just a day after sending him down to Triple-A Louisville.
Hechavarria will start at shortstop and bat eighth Wednesday against the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's the second start in a row for Hechavarria, so at least for now, it appears safe to conclude that the Rays plan to deploy him as their everyday shortstop. Those plans could change once Brad Miller (groin) or Matt Duffy (heel) return from the disabled list, but with both players in shut-down mode for now, Hechavarria likely won't face much serious competition for at-bats until after the All-Star break. Hechavarria and Tim Beckham look set to form the Rays' regular double-play tandem up the middle, while Taylor Featherston settles back into a utility role.