Short hops

Short hops

All-Star closer Huston Street threw a simulated game before Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. Street faced several hitters and then tested his strained left calf -- which landed him on the disabled list on Aug. 11 -- as manager Bud Black hit and rolled comebackers to the mound. There's still no definitive word on when Street will rejoin the team, but it could happen in a matter of days if his calf responds well to Wednesday's activity.