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.
Dull notched his 10th hold in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays, allowing a hit and recording a strikeout over a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.
Manager Bob Melvin wasted no time throwing Dull right into the fire upon his return from a knee injury, sending him out to start the eighth inning with the Athletics clinging to a 4-3 lead. The 27-year-old was able to retire Jose Bautista and Miguel Montero before yielding a Josh Donaldson single, but the outing was certainly a positive one overall. Dull was very effective in high-leverage scenarios in his rookie 2016 campaign, so it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility for Melvin to afford him an opportunity to close out some wins in the coming weeks as the team struggles to find a reliable ninth-inning option.
Fournette has impressed coach Doug Marrone with his performance so far in training camp, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports. Speaking on Fournette, Marrone said, "He looked good. He caught the ball well. He finished his runs. He's showing good effort; I think that's what you're looking for."
Fournette drew praise from Marrone back in OTAs for his consistency as a pass catcher, which was one of few question marks surrounding the former LSU standout when he was drafted fourth overall. Judging by Marrone's latests comments, the rookie has continued to make strides on that front, while still maintaining his signature ability to finish runs. An imposing tailback with unique speed for his size, Fournette could eventually work himself into a three-down role in Jacksonville, but for the time being, it's expected that T.J. Yeldon will feature more on passing downs, with Chris Ivory serving as Fournette's biggest competitor for handoffs early on.
Johnson was activated from the 60-day DL earlier this month and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, but returns to the Braves after slashing .378/.452/.568 over 11 Triple-A contests. The 26-year-old, acquired from the Dodgers over the offseason, underwent wrist surgery back in March, and likely slots in as a utility bat off the bench for the time being. Johnson takes the roster spot of Dansby Swanson, who was sent down earlier this week.
Johnson was scratched from Friday's start due to shoulder fatigue, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
There was tons of speculation that the scratch was a response to the David Price (elbow) injury earlier in the day, but apparently there's also an injury in play for the minor-league hurler as well. However, those close to the situation don't expect Johnson to land on the minor-league disabled list due to this issue, so consider him day-to-day for now. If he does get back on the mound soon, though, there is a good chance he could head to Boston to provide a fresh arm at some point in August.