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Maybe the Indians' Andrew Miller has created a new position - Super Reliever

Designated hitter is an awful name. Originally called the designated pinch hitter, the problem really rests with the laborious and unflattering first adjective. What, specified batsman or assigned offensive employee weren't sexy enough? We're not going to do that to Andrew Miller. We're going to make his game-changing, season-saving, possibly champion-making job sound much cooler. (Cleveland.com)

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller has proven to be elite

There was a time in Andrew Miller’s career when the left-handed pitcher struggled to get people out and keep runners on base rather than allowing them to cross home plate. But after bouncing around to three teams in his first eight years in Major League Baseball, Miller found his way in the Boston Red Sox bullpen, and has been played at an elite level ever since. (WKYC)

Matt Harvey Progressing Towards Return

No single player on the New York Mets has the spotlight directed on him more than ace Matt Harvey. The big right hander is recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome which ended his 2016 rather prematurely. It seems that he’s feeling better, throwing off flat ground in a recent Instagram photo. (Elite Sports NY)

Nothing routine about Andrew Miller's mission -- Putting out fires

While Andrew Miller's pregame regimen is nothing out of the ordinary, the versatility he displays upon arrival in the bullpen makes him a rarity among his peers. If Miller were in the entertainment business rather than the getting-hitters-out business, he would be in contention for an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. (ESPN.com)

Indians beat Red Sox in Game 1 as Andrew Miller gets ‘save’

With his Indians protecting a one-run lead with two outs in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox, Terry Francona called on his best reliever, Andrew Miller. Miller pitched two scoreless innings to settle down the game as the Indians earned a 5-4 victory. “Miserable,” Jason Kipnis said of what it’s like facing Miller. (Newsday)

Andrew Miller a versatile addition to Indians’ bullpen

The Indians paid what Chris Antonetti, their president of baseball operations, has called “a steep price” for Andrew Miller. It’s been worth every penny. Just not in the role most envisioned. When the Yankees acquired four highly regarded prospects from the Indians on July 31 in exchange for Miller, the belief was that Cleveland finally had landed a consistent closer. (Newsday)

Mets’ Matt Harvey congratulates...North Carolina Tar Heels

Injured Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who was not with the team on Saturday when they clinched the NL’s top wild-card berth, did post a tweet offering congratulations. To the North Carolina football team. Harvey tweeted to congratulate his alma mater, North Carolina, for an upset college football victory over No. 12 Florida State. (Newsday)

Andrew Miller May Be The Most Important Man In Red Sox-Indians Series

The Red Sox have the better starting pitching, the Red Sox have the better lineup. But if you’re looking for a key to the American League Division Series between the Red Sox and Cleveland Indians that begins tonight, his name is Andrew Miller. Plain and simple, the Red Sox may not have an answer for him. Because nobody really does. (CBS Boston)

ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 Championships

The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky (The ACC)

Walt Weiss out as Colorado Rockies manager

Walt Weiss (UNC '85) will not return as manager of the Colorado Rockies, the club announced Monday. The Rockies termed Weiss' departure as a "resignation," although his three-year contract expired after this season. Weiss, 52, had a 283-365 record in four seasons as Colorado manager. The Rockies actually outperformed some expectations in 2016. (USA Today)

Indians' reliever Andrew Miller demonstrates how he throws his scintillating slider

Andrew Miller's slider is perhaps baseball's best pitch. It allows him to begin the trek from the mound to the Indians dugout with a smile on his face, while leaving even the game's most lethal hitters with their bats behind their backs. It's also helped him to a 3-0 record with 37 strikeouts in 24.1 innings since coming to Cleveland at the trade deadline. (Cleveland.com)

UNC Announces 2017 Baseball Schedule

Thirteen regional teams from a year ago, including 2016 NCAA champion Coastal Carolina and CWS participant Miami, highlight the 2017 UNC baseball schedule, announced Friday. The Tar Heels will host nine teams that made the postseason, including ACC foes Virginia, Miami, NC State, Clemson and Duke, and a total of 38 games at Boshamer Stadium. (GoHeels.com)

Boshamer Stadium Named Among Nation's Top Ballparks

A vote of college baseball coaches and sports information directors from around the country placed UNC's Boshamer Stadium as the No. 10 overall baseball facility, according to the results a recent survey conducted by D1Baseball.com. Boshamer received 57 points in the poll and two first-place votes, making it one of three ACC stadiums in the national top 10. (GoHeels.com)

Astros call up third baseman Colin Moran

The Houston Astros on Friday summoned third baseman Colin Moran as a late September call-up, a sign Alex Bregman's hamstring injury is more than a day-to-day matter. Moran batted .259 with a .697 OPS in 459 at-bats in Class AAA this season. This will be his second stint in the majors this season. He was 2 for 19 over six games in May. (Houston Chronicle)

ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2

The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (Syracuse.com)

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