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The Padres optioned Jerad Eickhoff to their alternate training site. (Source: AJ Cassavell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eickhoff was up in the big leagues for a brief time with the Padres and did not make an appearance.


The White Sox signed LHP Clayton Richard to a minor-league contract. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran southpaw has been assigned to the team's alternate training site for now. It wouldn't be a surprise if he gets called up soon, but he won't have any impact for fantasy purposes.


Top prospect Jo Adell was called up by the Angels Monday. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adell was part of the 60-man player pool and is now set for his big-league debut. He slashed .308/.390/.553 across 43 games for Double-A mobile last year. Adell has legit power and has 60-grade raw power. The 21-year-old should be owned in all league formats.


Aristides Aquino was optioned to the Reds alternate training site Monday. (Source: C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aquino was on the 30-man roster, but will head back to the Reds alternate site for development. He appeared in five games this season, hitting .250 (2-for-8) with a double and RBI.


The Mets sent Hunter Strickland outright to their alternate training site. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strickland was DFA'd last week but cleared waivers. He allowed three runs in 2 1/3 innings during his time with the big league club this season.


Monte Harrison is being added to the Marlins 30-man roster and will make his Major League debut against the Baltimore Orioles. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It was a surprise that Harrison didn't make the Opening Day roster back in late-July but his services are now required with the Marlins being short-handed following their COVID-19 outbreak. Marlins manager Don Mattingly previously stated that whenever Harrison is added to the roster that he would be playing every day. The 24-year old's speed/power upside coupled with the fact he should get regular at-bats make him worth a speculative add in fantasy leagues.


OF Yoenis Cespedes has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes didn’t show up to the ball park Sunday and hasn’t been in contact with the team. He decided to opt out of the 2020 season, per Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Cespedes slashed .161/.235/.387 with two homers, four RBI and three runs scored across 31 at-bats this season. Look for Dominic Smith to see some extra at-bats with Cespedes opting out for the year.


Billy Hamilton traded to Mets

Sun, Aug 2nd 11:41am EDT
By Connor Rooney

Billy Hamilton was acquired by the Mets Sunday in exchange for pitcher Jordan Humphreys. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton has bounced around in recent years, most recently providing outfield depth for the Giants. He'll likely serve a similar role for the Mets. From a fantasy perspective, Hamilton may contribute in stolen bases, but usage questions and a paltry batting history make him a volatile option at best.


Twins reliever Tyler Clippard is serving as an opener for the team's matchup against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. (Source: Aaron Gleeman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clippard will probably only pitch an inning or two before giving way to a bulk reliever. Clippard opened a few games last year, as well. This is good news for owners in leagues that reward for games started but bad news for owners needing a hold or a save to end the week.


White Sox outfielder Luis Robert is leading off for the team's matchup against the Kansas City Royals. Through his first seven games, he had batted seventh six times and sixth one time. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Robert is off to a hot start for the White Sox and is apparently being rewarded with a bump in the lineup. It isn't clear if this is going to be a permanent switch going forward, but a move to the top of the lineup would be great for his fantasy value.