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Mariners’ Kyle Seager on his brother, Dodgers’ Corey Seager: ‘There’s competitiveness there’

Born seven years apart, it’s hard to confuse Kyle Seager and his younger brother Corey for identical twins, until you see how the pair have fared at the plate this year. The Mariners third baseman heads into Tuesday’s action sporting a robust .283/.360/.522 batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage line. (Seattle Times)

Adam Warren traded back to Yankees, role still undecided

In making his recommendation to ownership, Brian Cashman knew the inclusion of Adam Warren in an Aroldis Chapman deal would be a significant selling point. "We got a Major League piece that was a high-performer for this franchise for the last few years," Cashman said. "That was important. I think I can represent that was important for Hal Steinbrenner.” (Lower Hudson Journal News)

Report: Yankees ‘close’ to trading Aroldis Chapman, will keep Andrew Miller

The New York Yankees have told teams they are close to making a trade that would ship out closer Aroldis Chapman, according to multiple reports. The Yankees, meanwhile, are planning to retain left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, according to reports. Reports indicate that the Nationals, Cubs, Giants and Indians are among the teams interested in Chapman. (ESPN.com)

Matt Harvey watches the Mets from his hospital bed while recovering from surgery

He has one less rib, but Matt Harvey is one step closer to getting back on the field. On Wednesday, Harvey tweeted a picture of himself lying in his hospital bed and watching the Mets-Cubs game while recovering from his surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome. (ESPN.com)

Matt Harvey undergoes surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Matt Harvey underwent surgery Monday in St. Louis to deal with symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Terry Collins said. The team had no immediate update on his condition, but he is expected to return for the 2017 season. The right-hander will miss the rest of this season. (New York Daily News)

Liberty Introduces Former UNC Assistant Scott Jackson as Head Baseball Coach

The Liberty baseball team officially has a new skipper, as the Flames introduced Scott Jackson as it's new head baseball coach Monday afternoon. Jackson served as the Flames' pitching coach in 2008. Since that time, he's been an assistant at North Carolina and helped the Tar Heels advance to three trips to the College World Series. (WDBJ 7)

UNC's Scott Jackson leaves dream program for dream position

Scott Jackson will leave North Carolina after eight years an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator to become the head baseball coach at Liberty University. For the 40-year-old, the move hits the mark exactly on a goal he set when he began coaching. “I always told myself I wanted to be a head coach by the time I was 40,” Jackson said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Baseball Assistant Scott Jackson Named Head Coach At Liberty

Scott Jackson, who spent eight seasons at North Carolina as assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator, was named head coach at Liberty University Sunday. Jackson came to Chapel Hill in 2008 after one season at Liberty and will replace former Flames head coach Jim Toman, who stepped down in June after nine seasons in Lynchburg. (GoHeels.com)

Tim Federowicz on his future, being designated for assignment

The Chicago Cubs have three catchers in youngster Willson Contreras and veterans David Ross and Miguel Montero. So, what does that mean for Tim Federowicz? After being designated for assignment, Federowicz is back with the Iowa Cubs, who beat the Las Vegas 51s 7-2 before an announced crowd of 11,767 fans at Principal Park on Friday night. (Des Moines Register)

Andrew Miller is not ready to leave Yankees

Andrew Miller was ready for the question, if only because he’s heard it so many times in the Bronx. Is the Yankees’ setup man bracing for the dismantling that could be just around the corner? And, more specifically, had Miller considered the possibility that his appearance in Tuesday’s All-Star Game was his last on a national stage in pinstripes? (NorthJersey.com)

Yankees to Andrew Miller: If trade offer blows us away, we'll take it

Everyone has a price. For the Yankees and the impending trade market, that's a phrase that will likely be tested over the next few weeks. With the team trying to decided if selling, buying or standing pat is the best way to proceed at the Major League Baseball trade deadline, getting big value in return for assets is key. Especially when it's a player like Andrew Miller. (NJ.com)

A flameout, a bottom, a Red Sox revelation: How Andrew Miller got here

“It was a confusing year,” Bobby Valentine said of the 2012 Red Sox, the team he managed to a 69-93 finish and last place in the AL East. And while the season is probably most remembered for being an odd blip for an organization that went on to win the World Series the next season, it also produced the emergence of Andrew Miller as a reliable relief pitcher. (New York Post)

Why Mets' Matt Harvey getting surgery is the right call

For all that has gone wrong for Matt Harvey this year, at least he’s got this: His last official act of his 2016 season was the right call, opting for surgery next week to correct his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which puts his focus squarely on a 2017 return. Maybe that’s when we’ll see the same guy who’s pitched so brilliantly at times instead of the stranger in a Met uniform who, we find out now, apparently was compromised by health this year. (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey's brief career is starting to feel like a lifetime

Matt Harvey is only 27, but sometimes it seems like he’s 35. His four seasons of MLB play have transpired in what feels like dog years. Already, he’s gone through the New York tabloid wringer; earned a moniker that has aged about as well as a middle-school AIM screen name; had Tommy John surgery in 2013 and a subsequent reassuring comeback in 2015; battled neck bloat and tunnel traffic and innings limits; and reckoned with agent of chaos Scott Boras. (The Ringer)

Kyle Seager should be an All-Star

Yes, I have expressed the position (publicly, loudly, in ways that are awkward at parties) that Kyle Seager is underappreciated outside of Seattle. And yes, if asked to pick a favorite current Mariner, non-Felix division, I would most certainly select Kyle. But that doesn't mean that there isn't a good argument that Kyle Seager should have heard his name announced yesterday, or that I can't be the one to make it. (Lookout Landing)

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