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Mike Mayers was recalled from Triple-A with the placement of Kevin Siegrist on the DL. (Source: stlbaseballweekly.com)

Fantasy Impact: John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny both said that Mayers will be used as a long reliever and that it will not alter the roles of Tyler Lyons or Michael Wacha in the short term. If Mayers moves into a bigger role like making a spot start for Wacha, then he could be a useful streaming option. Mayers was posting a 3.74 ERA with a 7.95 K/9 and a 1.45 WHIP.


Jeimer Candelario was recalled from Triple-A Iowa by the Cubs and is starting at 3B Monday, batting sixth. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Candelario had a brief cup of coffee earlier in the season, batting .143 over 22 PA. He was performing well at Triple-A this season, with a .380 wOBA and 127 wRC+ over 257 PA. He probably isn't worth an add in most leagues, his playing time may be inconsistent and he may not be long for the majors.


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.


The Reds activated Brandon Finnegan from the disabled list on Monday, optioning RHP Lisalverto Bonilla to Triple-A Louisville and transferring Bronson Arroyo to the 60-day DL. (Source: C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Finnegan has been out since April 15th with a strained trapezius muscle, and immediately gets a two-start week. Although he isn't particularly noteworthy for fantasy purposes, he does have a career 3.76 ERA with nearly a strikeout-per-inning in his career. Monitor Finnegan, and consider picking him up in deep mixed leagues or NL-only leagues.


The Yankees activated Jacoby Ellsbury from the seven-day concussion DL on Monday. The team placed Aaron Hicks on the 10-day DL with an oblique injury to make room for Ellsbury. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although it was thought that Ellsbury might be relegated to a bench role upon returning, Hicks's injury opens the door for him to become a regular player immediately. He should once again man center field for the Yankees, and provide solid run and stolen base production.


Stephen Vogt was claimed off waivers by the Brewers Sunday. Vogt was designated for assignment by the Athletics earlier this week. (Source: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vogt will likely split playing time with Manny Pina. His fantasy value is minimal right now, however a change of scenery to a home park that favors left-handed power could be just what Vogt needs to turn his season around.


Jett Bandy was optioned to Triple-A Sunday by the Brewers. (Source: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bandy had a hot start to the year, batting .327 in April, but that degraded to a .211 AVG in May and a pitiful .053 in June. Recently acquired veteran Stephen Vogt will take Bandy's spot on the roster.


10 days after his release with the Cardnials, Jhonny Peralta has found work with the Red Sox's minor league affiliate. He's expected to report on Monday, and will play third base. (Source: Boston.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox have had a revolving door at third base all season, so don't be surprised if Peralta gets called up shortly. Pablo Sandoval's poor play and health have worn out his welcome in Boston.