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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey: 'I'm right where I want to be' in offseason

New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey had a stellar return from Tommy John surgery in 2015, finishing with a 2.71 ERA, which ranked sixth in the National League. Now, Harvey is entering his first season back from another serious procedure. Harvey underwent season-ending surgery on July 18 in St. Louis to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome. (ESPN.com)

UNC athletes lend a helping hand during the holiday season

The North Carolina Tar Heels have a great reputation on the field, but they have been working to make a similar impact off it this winter. UNC freshman Tomon Fox, Mikey Bart, Jason Strowbridge and other members of the UNC football team helped the local Ronald McDonald House yesterday. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Ranked 15th in Preseason Collegiate Baseball Poll

Just a day after North Carolina starting pitcher J.B. Bukauskas was named a Preseason Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball–a widely respected newspaper covering the game–the Tar Heels received more great news on Tuesday when they found themselves at No. 15 in the first preseason poll for 2017. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC-Kentucky & Andrew Miller

Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break down the thrilling basketball game against Kentucky in Las Vegas and visit with American League Championship Series MVP (and former Tar Heel star) Andrew Miller in the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas (GoHeels.com)

J.B. Bukauskas Named Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American

UNC junior right-hander J.B. Bukauskas was named to Collegiate Baseball's preseason All-America second team. Bukauskas returns for his third season in Chapel Hill after going 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 78.1 innings last spring. Bukauskas followed up his sophomore season at UNC with a spectacular summer with the USA Collegiate National Team. (GoHeels.com)

Miller Time - Deadline acquisition of Andrew Miller changed the Indians

A sixth overall pick in 2006 out of North Carolina, Miller began his professional career with the Detroit Tigers as a highly touted starter. His inability to throw strikes and go deep into ballgames led fans to label him in the worst way possible: a bust. (Indians Baseball Insider)

Tim Federowicz signs minor league deal with San Francisco Giants

Former UNC catcher Tim Federowicz agreed to join the San Francisco Giants on a minor league deal Tuesday. The 29-year-old backstop has mashed Triple-A pitching over the years but has a career .194 batting line in the big leagues. With Buster Posey behind the dish in San Francisco, Federowicz will likely have to settle for an organizational depth role. (CBS Sports)

Walt Weiss To Headline 2017 First Pitch Dinner

For the ninth consecutive year, supporters of the UNC baseball program will have the opportunity to kick off the upcoming season with a memorable evening at the Diamond Heels' First Pitch Dinner, scheduled for Jan. 28, 2017. This year's event will feature 14-year MLB veteran and 1988 AL Rookie of the Year Walt Weiss as the featured speaker. (GoHeels.com)

Mets ace Matt Harvey visits slain NYPD officer’s widow, precinct

Mets ace Matt Harvey honored slain NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Wednesday by making a visit to the cop’s Bronx station house, where he greeted Tuozzolo’s widow and gifted her small, signed jerseys for the couple’s two young boys. The pitcher dubbed the “Dark Knight” met with dozens of officers at the 43rd Precinct and offered condolences to Tuozzolo’s grieving wife, Lisa. (New York Post)

Scott Boras pleased with Matt Harvey's rehab progress

Matt Harvey's comeback from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery is proceeding as planned and he expects to be ready by the start of the New York Mets' spring training camp in February, agent Scott Boras said Wednesday. (ESPN.com)

Dustin Ackley Released by Yankees

Dustin Ackley was released by the Yankees on Friday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports. The former No. 2 overall pick will be looking for a new team after losing most of his 2016 to a torn labrum that required surgery. Ackley hasn't posted an above average OPS since his rookie year in 2011 while also moving into a corner role on defense. (CBS Sports)

Matt Harvey looks good, ready for 2017

Mets RHP Matt Harvey is in good shape and ready for 2017, Terry Collins said before Thursday's ALS Association event in Manhattan. "He looks great. He's in tremendous shape," Collins declared, according to the Daily News. "That's what you'd expect from him. I know when he shows up in January, he's gonna be raring to go." (SNY.tv)

Matt Harvey makes fun of his rough year with amazing Halloween costume

Ever since being dubbed "The Dark Knight of Gotham" by Sports Illustrated back in 2013, Matt Harvey and baseball fans have embraced that nickname. The Mets' pitcher -- a then 24-year-old apparent ace in the making -- had a bright future and looked to be the hero that the struggling franchise needed to reach greatness again. (FOX Sports)

Matt Harvey Receives 2016 Lou Gehrig Award

At the ALS Association Greater New York 22nd Lou Gehrig Sports Award Benefit, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was presented with the Lou Gehrig Sports Award. The Award is given to the athlete shown to embody the character, courage, and determination the late Gehrig once did. In his speech, Harvey spoke about what it meant to receive the Award. (Mets Merized Online)

Andrew Miller talks Game 7 preparation

Andrew Miller did not pitch in Game 6, but he is expected to see the mound in Game 7. “Whatever it takes," he said about the crucial game. "Whatever I’m capable to give, I’m going to give everything I’ve got and hope we have more runs at the end of the day than they do.” (Cleveland 19 News)

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