Street to test calf with simulated game Monday

Street to test calf with simulated game Monday

SAN DIEGO -- All-Star closer Huston Street is nearly game-ready, well, at least ready to pitch a simulated game on Monday at Petco Park, which could prove to be one of the final hurdles for him to clear before he's reinstated from the disabled list.

Street, on the disabled list since Aug. 11 with a strained left calf, still hasn't tried running on the calf, though he's done everything at this point to keep his arm in shape. On Monday, he will face his teammates hours before the Padres take on the Cardinals.

"He feels as though he's getting closer," said Padres manager Bud Black.

Black estimated that Street could return in a "week to 10 days" though they'll have a better idea Tuesday or Wednesday when they re-evaluate Street after his simulated game.

Street was set to pitch in a Minor League rehabilitation game on Aug. 31 but incurred the calf strain in the days leading up to that appearance.