Rockies get Franklin Morales back from DL and Huston Street isn't far behind

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Out since May 5 with a strained shoulder, Franklin Morales was activated from the disabled list today and bullpen-mate Huston Street may not be far behind.
Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post notes that Street reported no problems following a 20-pitch simulated game yesterday, so barring a setback he’ll begin a brief rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A and the final hurdle will likely be pitching on back-to-back days at some point next week.
“Once he does that, he’ll be re-evaluated and we’ll go from there,” manager Jim Tracy said. “We’ll see where it takes us.” Armstrong speculates that Street could be back in the bullpen by the middle of the month, presumably reclaiming closer duties from Manny Corpas. If everyone is healthy, Street closing while being set up by Corpas from the right side and Morales from the left side is a shutdown combination.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.