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Colorado Rockies sign Chris Iannetta to 2-year deal

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million with free agent catcher Chris Iannetta. Iannetta returns to the Rockies after having debuted with the club in 2006. He spent the 2017 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, clubbing 17 home runs while batting .254. The 34-year old will join Tony Wolters and Tom Murphy behind the plate. (FanRag Sports)

Seager brothers share extreme hitting trait

We looked at some of baseball's most extreme spray charts, and we noticed that Kyle Seager and Corey Seager both tend to drive the ball to the middle of the field. A lot. Kyle hit the ball in the air to center field more times than any hitter in baseball in 2017. Meanwhile, Corey hit a higher share of his home runs to center than anyone who reached double-digit long balls. (MLB.com)

B.J. Surhoff to Headline UNC Baseball 2018 First Pitch Dinner

For the 10th 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 January 27 at the Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center. This year's event will feature 18-year MLB veteran and former No. 1 overall draft pick B.J. Surhoff. (GoHeels.com)

Mets will tender Matt Harvey a contract despite recent struggles

His 2017 season with the Mets was marred by injury, an embarrassing team-mandated, three-game suspension and poor results when he did take the mound, but Matt Harvey will be back in Flushing next year, as sources say the club will tender an offer to the arbitration-eligible pitcher. The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players is Friday at 8 p.m. (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey entering Mets make-or-break season

For a long time, Matt Harvey was the savior of the New York Mets. The first-round pick with the blazing fastball, unhittable breaking pitches, and the changeup that fell off the table was going to lead the Mets into a new era of contention. Now, entering 2018, he’s not pitching for accolades; he’s pitching for his life. His struggles began in 2016, when his ERA ballooned to 4.86. (Elite Sports NY)

Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition. (GoHeels.com)

UNC pitching staff one of America's best heading into 2018

North Carolina's pitching staff starts with Luca Dalatri, who was a workhorse a year ago, making all 10 ACC weekend starts while logging 97 innings on the year. He finished 7-3 and showed advanced pitchability in walking only 19 while striking out 85. The 6''6" 240lb zone pounder was also impressive in three starts for the Team USA over the summer. (On Campus to the Cape)

Tar Heels and Gamecocks to Continue Baseball Rivalry Game in Charlotte for 2018 & 2019

The annual baseball rivalry game between the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina will continue to be played at BB&T Ballpark in 2018 and 2019. South Carolina will be the home team on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. UNC is the designated host for the 2019 contest on a date to be determined. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Bring Happy HEELoween To Hospital

The annual HEELoween party on Tuesday afternoon brought Halloween fun to patients at UNC Children's Hospital. Tar Heel student-athletes helped to decorate the hospital's Pediatric Play Atrium then played games and did crafts with patients who could come to the party, and visited rooms to meet with some of those who couldn't. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Announces 2018 Baseball Schedule

Home series against ACC foes Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, a road-neutral-home series with East Carolina and three other games in Triple-A parks highlight the 2018 UNC baseball schedule. Carolina will face nine teams that competed in last season's NCAA tournament, including CWS participants FSU and Louisville. (GoHeels.com)

Vote: Does North Carolina or Arizona State have a better NFL/MLB/NBA trio?

It's time to round out the Final Four. Both trios from North Carolina and Arizona State include veteran leaders who have had plenty of career-defining moments. UNC: Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers, Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians, Vince Carter, Sacramento Kings; ASU: Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens, Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox, James Harden, Houston Rockets. (NCAA.com)

MLB catcher Chris Iannetta discusses baseball, wine

Chris Iannetta has had quite the Major League Baseball career. He just wrapped up his eleventh season with his fourth team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. “It was just one of those things that you were trying to get to the next level and I was able to go to UNC and then get drafted. To imagine that I would play 11 seasons in major-league baseball I don’t think I would ever believe it." (Turn To 10)

UNC Baseball Fall World Series Review

North Carolina baseball's Fall World Series has come and gone, and we now have a better feel for what to expect in the spring. Here is a brief rundown of your Diamond Heels. Big Bat: Kyle Datres — There were some big shoes to fill with Logan Warmoth and Brian Miller departing, but Datres is poised to fill the role nicely. His 51 RBIs paced the Tar Heels in 2017. (Argyle Report)

Blue Team Wins UNC's Fall World Series With A 3-1 Win On Sunday

The Blue team took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed on the way to a 3-1 win over Navy to win North Carolina baseball's Fall World Series on Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Blue took the opening game of the series on Friday night before Navy forced Sunday's deciding, winner-take-all game with a win on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Kyle Datres' Hot Bat Powers Navy By Blue On Saturday In UNC Fall World Series

Kyle Datres' hot bat led the Navy squad to a 5-2 win over Blue on Saturday, setting up a FWS winner-take-all finale on Sunday. Datres homered twice while going 3-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Taylor Sugg gave up one run in 5.0 innings of work to pick up the win. After Michael Busch drew a one-out walk in the first, Datres ripped a home run to left for an early 2-0 lead. (GoHeels.com)

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Baseball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 9
Georgia Tech: 3
Fri, Apr 20

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Apr 21, 4:00 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sun, Apr 22, 1:00 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC vs. Coastal Carolina
Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 ET ESPNU

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