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Adeiny Hechavarria has been traded from the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor leaguers Braxton Lee and Ethan Clark, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was rumored that Hechavarria could be traded within the next 24 hours and that the Rays were the favorite to land him, and now that deal is apparently done. It is unclear what playing time will look like for Hechavarria with his new team, but even if he has an everyday role he is not likely to be much of a fantasy contributor outside of very deep AL-only formats.


Michael Brantley has been activated from the disabled list by the Cleveland Indians and is expected to be in the starting lineup on Monday. Brantley hasn't played since June 14 while recovering from a sprained right ankle, but he has been cleared to return and will not head out on a rehab assignment. (Source: Cleveland Indians on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Brantley owners, but he does draw the tough task of facing left-hander Cole Hamels, who is also fresh off the disabled list, in his first game back. He is slashing .296 / .360 / .432 through 54 games this season.


Stephen Vogt has been claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. Vogt was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics on Thursday after hitting just .217 with four home runs in 54 games. (Source: Jane Lee, MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Vogt is not necessarily going to step into an everyday job with the Brewers, as Manny Pina is having a solid season. He could replace Jett Bandy as the backup and should provide a solid left-handed bat off the bench, but he does not appear to be a reliable fantasy option now that he is with the Brewers.


Dallas Keuchel is likely going to be held out until the start of the second half, according to his manager A.J. Hinch (Source: Brian McTaggart on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Keuchel has been dealing with a neck issue that has sidelined him for weeks now. It's tough to blame the Astros for taking such a cautious approach with their ace, but it's certainly been frustrating for fantasy owners. Keep him stashed on your roster at any cost.


Madison Bumgarner is throwing for the Giants' rookie league team in Arizona today. (Source: Hank Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Assuming Bumgarner makes it through this appearance without any setbacks he will be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. The southpaw is still expected to be back around the All-Star break. Patient fantasy owners who have been holding onto him all year should begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.