Cubs designated 2B Darwin Barney for assignment.
The move clears a spot for Emilio Bonifacio's return from the disabled list. It was increasingly obvious that Barney's days in Chicago were numbered, especially with the recent emergence of Arismendy Alcantara. The 28-year-old was originally drafted by the Cubs in 2007 and has compiled a .244/.290/.335 batting line over 542 games with the club.
Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Esmil Rogers from Triple-A Buffalo.
Rogers posted a 6.97 ERA over 16 appearances at the major league level earlier this season, but he's back because the Blue Jays need a fresh arm for their bullpen. Look for him to pitch in long relief.
Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.
Goins batted just .150/.203/.217 over 24 games with the Blue Jays earlier this season. He's not fantasy relevant.
Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Aaron Sanchez from Triple-A Buffalo.
Sanchez is a highly-regarded starting pitching prospect, but the Jays will break him into the majors as a reliever. The 22-year-old has posted a 3.95 ERA and 84/57 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A.
Blue Jays optioned OF Darin Mastroianni to Triple-A Buffalo.
Mastroianni is hitting .156 (5-for-32) with one home run and two RBI over 14 games this season. He could be back in September.
Blue Jays designated LHP Brad Mills for assignment.
As expected, the move clears a spot for Aaron Sanchez on the active roster. Mills was just claimed off waivers from the A's last week and could soon be on the move again.
Cubs recalled RHP Kyle Hendricks from Triple-A Iowa.
Hendricks will return to make the start Tuesday night against the Padres. The 24-year-old has a decent chance to stick in Chicago's rotation the rest of the way and is worth picking up in NL-only leagues.
Shane Victorino is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
Victorino took a seat Monday, but he's back in right field on Tuesday. Brock Holt will make the start in center field while Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be on the bench.