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Stack The Deck: April 29
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Bruno Caboclo Headshot

Caboclo has been recalled from the D-League.

With the Raptors 905 taking home the D-League championship earlier in the week, Caboclo will return to the Raptors as they begin Round 2 of the postseason Monday in Cleveland. Caboclo, who is still considered a developmental prospect, likely won't make an impact for Toronto against the Cavs.
11:25 am (EST)
Christian Yelich Headshot

Yelich went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

He now has four multi-hit performances in his last seven games, giving him a .379/.406/.517 slash line over that stretch. After hitting .300 and .298 in the last two seasons, Yelich is right back at it in 2017, hitting .303 (27-for-89) through his first 21 games.
11:25 am (EST)
Scott Darling Headshot

Following the goalie's trade from the Blackhawks on Friday, Darling's agent will have preliminary contract discussions with Hurricanes GM Ron Francis next week, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. "Obviously we'd like to get something done sooner rather than later," Francis said.

With the Hurricanes missing the playoffs for the eighth straight year, Francis indicated that his focus this offseason will be improving the goaltending, and evidently it starts with reeling in Darling. The 28-year-old spent his first three seasons in Chicago, steadily increasing his workload over that time. He posted a 39-17-9 record, 2.37 GAA, .923 save percentage, and four shutouts as the understudy to Corey Crawford. Netminder Cam Ward has been with the Hurricanes since the 2005-06 season, but he could finally be on his way out as he'll be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018 and is making an unsustainable $6.3 million per season. Of course, Carolina also has Eddie Lack as an option between the pipes, but his contract will expire at the same time as Ward's and the former Canuck has done very little to inspire confidence in team brass -- all of this bodes well for Darling and his fantasy prospects.
11:25 am (EST)
Matt Wieters Headshot

Wieters is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

Despite knocking his second homer of the season Friday, Wieters will head to the bench in favor of Jose Lobaton. The 30-year-old has collected five hits over his last three games to bring his average to .279 for the season.
11:23 am (EST)
Adam Conley Headshot

Conley (1-2) coughed up nine runs on five hits and three walks over just 1.2 innings while striking out two in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

The ninth run charged to Conley's ledger reached base on a HBP, as Pittsburgh sent 14 batters to the plate in a disastrous eight-run second inning. Conley came into Friday having allowed only six runs in four starts, but this brutal outing more than doubled his ERA to 6.86. He'll try to shake it off in his next start Wednesday on the road against the Rays.
11:22 am (EST)
Devon Travis Headshot

Travis is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

Despite collecting hits in each of the last two games, Travis is batting just .137 (10-for-73) on the year. He'll take a seat for the third time in five games as Darwin Barney fills in at second base. It's still early, but Travis will need to turn things around at the plate if he intends to keep hold of his everyday role.
11:18 am (EST)
Jim Johnson Headshot

Johnson struck out two in a perfect ninth innings Friday to pick up his fourth save of the season in a 10-8 win over the Brewers.

It was a strong bounceback effort after Johnson had been tagged for four runs in his previous two appearances. His 4.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP are far from elite, but the 33-year-old's 12:2 K:BB through 9.2 innings suggests his spot as the Braves' closer isn't in any immediate jeopardy.
11:15 am (EST)
Bartolo Colón Headshot

Colon (1-2) allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks over five innings while striking out five but came away with a no-decision in Friday's win over the Brewers.

The veteran righty was on the hook for the loss before the Braves scored six runs in the final three innings to produce a wild 10-8 victory. Colon has had two strong starts and three clunkers so far this season to saddle him with a 5.59 ERA, but his 7.1 K/9 through 29 innings is actually his highest mark since 2011. He'll look to get back on track Wednesday at home against the Mets.
11:13 am (EST)
José Abreu Headshot

Abreu is back in the White Sox's lineup Saturday, batting cleanup and playing first base, Scott Merkin of reports.

After being held out of the last two games with a mild hip flexor strain, Abreu is all systems go Saturday against the Tigers. The 30-year-old is off to a slow start, slashing .253/.309/.320 with no homers through 20 games this season, though he has collected four straight multi-hit games.
11:12 am (EST)
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