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Another rise for Matt Harvey begins quieter than the last

Can Matt Harvey regain his pitching superpowers? The answer carries clear consequences for the Mets, whose chances of securing a franchise-record third consecutive postseason appearance would improve dramatically if Harvey can pitch like he did in 2015 or, even better, 2013. (New York Post)

JB Bukauskas, Brian Miller Named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List

USA Baseball marked the beginning of the college season this week by releasing its 55-player watch list for the Golden Spikes Award on Wednesday. A pair of UNC juniors–starting pitcher J.B. Bukauskas and centerfielder Brian Miller–were included. Bukauskas–who went 7-2 with 111 strikeouts last season–is expected to anchor the Tar Heel pitching rotation in 2017. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Baseball 2017 Promotional Schedule Released

The 2017 North Carolina baseball promotional schedule is highlighted by the return of some Boshamer Stadium favorites, including two Bark at the Bosh dates (March 28 & May 18) and our postgame fireworks show on April 28. Some new promotions this season include Dustin Ackley Bobblehead Night on May 19 and Postgame Movie Night on May 20. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Baseball Coach Mike Fox Discusses 2017 Season

North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox talked to reporters on Tuesday ahead of Friday's season opener against Kentucky. View Video...

Robust Broadcast Schedule Set For UNC Baseball

The North Carolina baseball team will have a record 47 games televised this spring thanks to an expanded offering from the ACC Network. A total of 37 home games will be broadcast, including the series finale with Miami on March 26. With the expansion of the ACC Network Extra, a total of 25 of UNC's 30 league games will be available for streaming. (GoHeels.com)

The uncertain rebuilding of Matt Harvey begins now

Once the Mets ace, Matt Harvey is trying to resurrect his star after missing half of last season, following the second significant surgery of his career, this time for thoracic outlet syndrome. The 27-year-old Harvey can hit free agency after the 2018 season, and team officials believe the carrot of a potential huge contract will push the righty even harder in his comeback. (New York Post)

Adam Warren has mixed feelings about his Cubs World Series ring

Adam Warren spent just over half a season with the Cubs before being sent back to the Yankees, but he’s still likely to get a ring from their World Series win in October because it’s customary for teams to give rings to everyone who played during the season. Obviously, though, that won’t exactly make him a champion. “World Series ring-holder,” Warren said. (New York Post)

Former UNC Star Andrew Miller Named to USA’s World Baseball Classic Roster

The rosters for baseball’s version of the World Cup–the 2017 World Baseball Classic–were released Thursday, with former Tar Heel standout Andrew Miller earning a place on the U.S. National Team. Coming off a run to the World Series with the Cleveland Indians this past season, the 6-foot-7 lefty is expected to be one of top bullpen arms for the red, white and blue. (Chapelboro.com)

Kyle Seager has grown into a foundation-level player for the Mariners

Kyle Seager never has been satisfied as a professional baseball player. Perhaps it stems from being largely overlooked in college and later as a Mariners minor-leaguer. The third baseman has made himself into a foundation-level player for the Mariners. He has performed at an All-Star level the past three seasons and only seems to be getting better. (Seattle Times)

UNC Baseball Monday Scrimmage Results

After spending the weekend on the road, the Tar Heels returned to Boshamer Stadium for a Monday afternoon scrimmage. Michael Busch's three-run homer in the eighth gave Blue a 6-4 win. Four players had multiple hit games. Kyle Datres was 2-5 at the plate as was Brian Miller. Adam Pate was 2-3 with a double and a triple, while Logan Warmoth was 2-2. (GoHeels.com)

Angels Sign Dustin Ackley To Minor League Deal

The Angels have announced the signing of infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley to a minor league contract. The deal comes with an invitation to spring training for Ackley. Ackley figures to vie for a bench role behind Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa, first base options Luis Valbuena, C.J. Cron and Albert Pujols, and outfielders Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun and Cameron Maybin. (MLB Trade Rumors)

College World Series Contender No. 4: North Carolina

This North Carolina roster features one of the best pitchers in the nation in J.B. Buskauskas, and there's not a single automatic out in the lineup. Assuming the bullpen can hold up and Cole Aker shows the same stuff he did this summer, the Tar Heels have a chance to win the ACC and earn a trip to Omaha. (Hero Sports)

After 2016 Snubs, UNC, Oregon State Seek Return To Past Glory Days

Last year, the Tar Heels retired the number of 2006 College Player of the Year Andrew Miller. This year, the Heels are retiring Dustin Ackley’s No. 13. Ackley was the national Freshman of the Year in 2007, kicking off a career in which he hit .412 for three seasons. It’s the 10th anniversary for the ’07 CWS. The nice, round number makes it natural to celebrate. (Baseball America)

2017 ACC Baseball Preview

Preseason ACC Pitcher of the Year: J.B. Bukauskas rhp, North Carolina - An electric junior righthander with a mid-90s fastball and a devastating slider, Bukauskas should be one of the first pitchers off the board in the MLB Draft come June. Top 25 Teams: Florida State (2), Louisville (7), Clemson (10), N.C. State (14), Virginia (16), North Carolina (17), Georgia Tech (21) (Baseball America)

Baseball America Names UNC Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas Preseason All-American

One of the most respected media outlets in amateur baseball, Baseball America, released its Preseason All-American team on Monday. UNC starting pitcher J.B. Bukauskas was chosen as a First Team selection, headlining the strong arms on the roster. Bukauskas has developed into one of the top MLB prospects in America thanks to an overpowering fastball. (Chapelboro.com)

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