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Why Andrew Miller was mad Yankees traded him

On July 31, 2016, Andrew Miller was mad at the Yankees for opting for a quickie divorce to end what had been a happy marriage. "I expected to be there for four years," Miller said Tuesday before closing out the American League's 2-1 win in the 2017 All-Star Game. "When that rug is pulled out from under you, I think you're allowed to cope for a moment." (NJ.com)

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller makes successful return to Miami in MLB All-Star Game

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller did not have the greatest of runs with the then-Florida Marlins, but in his return to Miami, he closed out a win for the American League at Marlins Park Tuesday night. Miller entered the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game with a one-run lead in the bottom of the 10th inning and made the advantage stand up in a 2-1 win. (WKYC)

UNC Baseball: Cape Cod Update

Harwich currently hosts two Tar Heels, Tyler Baum and Cole Aker. Neither hit the bump this past Saturday as Baum wasn’t starting and the 8-3 win by the visiting Brewster Whitecaps didn’t really present a reason for Aker to come in. Brewster also has two Tar Heels, on the batting side: shortstop Kyle Datres and third baseman Zach Gahagan. (Tar Heel Blog)

Andrew Miller elevates Cleveland bullpen to new heights

The Indians traded Clint Frazier, Justus Sheffield, J.P Feyereisen and Ben Heller to the Bronx Bombers for Andrew Miller on July 31, 2016. Miller did everything to help his team pursue a World Series title, posting a 1.55 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and .139 opposing batting average in the regular season before registering 13.97 K/9 in 19.1 postseason innings of three-run ball. (Indians Baseball Insider)

Logan Warmoth hits first professional home run

Logan Warmoth, ss, Blue Jays. The 22nd overall pick last month hit his first pro home run Monday as the Rookie-level GCL Blue Jays beat GCL Yankees West 9-5. The North Carolina product is 4-for-17 so far. Warmoth has a solid offensive approach and the skills to stay at shortstop, many scouts believe. (Baseball America)

Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller cherishes spot on All-Star stage

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is a reunion of sorts for Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller. A 6-foot-7, 205-pound veteran of 11 MLB seasons, Miller has played for six teams, including the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Indians. (WKYC)

Andrew Miller makes a triumphant, All-Star return to Miami

Andrew Miller said he would be lying if the low points in his career haven’t made him enjoy his current spot among the game’s best. Those valleys have made these peaks make Miller feel pretty good about things. "In a perfect world, everything goes your way," the Cleveland Indians’ relief specialist said. (Miami Herald)

Former Diamond Heel, big leaguer (for a pitch) Adam Greenberg throws out first pitch at Cubs game

Twelve years ago today, Guilford’s Adam Greenberg has called up to the big leagues by the Chicago Cubs. What a ride he went on–he was hit in the head in his very first at bat. Greenberg was never the same, baseball wise, again. On Friday, the World Series champion Cubs welcomed him to Wrigley Field. (WTNH)

Video: Brian Miller Begins Pro Career With Greensboro Grasshoppers

Former North Carolina outfielder Brian Miller discusses the start of his pro baseball career, playing for a team he grew up watching. View Video...

A history of Tar Heels in the MLB All-Star Game

North Carolina has put a lot of talent into the MLB draft, and while some of those player haven’t set the pros on fire, some have and currently still are making their mark in the major leagues. With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming up, here’s a look at some Tar Heels who have gotten the honor of making the rosters for the Midsummer Classic. (Tar Heel Blog)

Former UNC baseball player Adam Greenberg encourages people to “Get Up” in his new book

Get Up. The Art of Perseverance. It’s the title of Adam Greenberg’s new book. Greenberg is the former major league baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, who in his very first big league at bat, was hit square in the head by a 94 mile per hour fastball. Baseball wise, the Guilford native, was never the same again. (WTNH)

Astros prospect J.B. Bukauskas ushered into farm system

Walking into a loaded Astros farm system, J.B. Bukauskas knows he doesn't have to be on a fast track to the majors. It doesn't mean the former UNC righthander and 15th overall pick can't start on the path immediately. He'll be on a plane to West Palm Beach, Fla. on Saturday to join the rookie affiliate Gulf Coast League Astros after his signing was made official Friday. (Houston Chronicle)

Diamond Heels’ Coastal Plain League Recap

The Coastal Plain League features teams in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia playing a 56-game schedule from mid-May to mid-August, and includes a Pro Scout Day, All-Star Game, and championship playoff. The four Tar Heels in the league are playing every day and getting more opportunities as they prepare for their upcoming season in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

Former Tar Heels outfielder Brian Miller takes new steps as high draft choice

Brian Miller’s introduction to professional baseball included a gamut of experiences — spending time in a major-league clubhouse, a long minor-league bus ride and causing an opposing manager’s ejection. And he’s just getting started. The former UNC center fielder, who was a first-round draft pick of the Miami Marlins, is wearing a Greensboro Grasshoppers uniform. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels' Brian Miller hits the ground running atop Greensboro Grasshoppers lineup

A month ago, he was the leadoff hitter for the No. 2 college team in the nation and on the wrong end of an upset when Davidson knocked off North Carolina. Ten days later, he was taken 36th overall in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, selected by the Miami Marlins between the first and second rounds as a compensatory pick. (Greensboro News & Record)

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