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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)

Mets’ Matt Harvey opts for season-ending shoulder surgery

Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery to relieve symptoms associated with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), according to multiple reports citing his agent. The Mets righthander should be available by spring training 2017 barring any complications after the surgery. (New York Daily News)

Thoracic outlet syndrome, and what it means for Matt Harvey and the Mets

This is just the latest turn in the ongoing saga about Harvey's health. He had Tommy John surgery and missed all of 2014, though at one point he made noise about wanting to return late in the year, an idea that the team had to publicly reject. (Sports Illustrated)

What Matt Harvey was makes unknown future so scary

There is no blame to assess here, unless it’s to shake a fist at fate. For fans of the Mets — and fans of baseball — who saw what Harvey was in 2013, who remember the genuine bolts of electricity that used to accompany those starts. And for Harvey, too. Maybe he really can come all the way back from this. (New York Post)

Mets starter Matt Harvey considering season-ending surgery after shoulder diagnosis

Matt Harvey’s season is in jeopardy after tests revealed thoracic outlet syndrome in his throwing shoulder. New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday that he believes surgery is inevitable, a procedure that would require a four-month recovery period. (USA Today)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller Named To American League All-Star Team

Former UNC left-hander Andrew Miller was one of three members of the New York Yankees named to the American League All-Star Team on Wednesday. Miller, who was selected via the player ballot, is 5-1 with a 1.37 ERA and seven saves so far in 2016. Miller was the 2006 National Pitcher of the Year while leading UNC to the College World Series. (GoHeels.com)

Spot-starter Adam Warren solid in Cubs loss

Adam Warren provided a small bright spot Wednesday on an otherwise disappointing day for 41,262 at Wrigley Field who watched the Cubs fall 5-3 to Cincinnati -- losing the series and their sixth game in the last seven. Making his first start with the Cubs, Warren did all he could to prevent the loss, handing a 3-1 lead to the bullpen after striking out 6 and walking none in his 5 innings. (The Daily Herald)

Yankees haven't told Andrew Miller they won't trade him, despite reports

The Yankees haven't explicitly told Andrew Miller they won't trade him, the reliever said to NJ Advance Media on Tuesday. Miller said multiple reports that popped up Monday and suggested the opposite "got sensationalized a little bit more than I intended." (NJ.com)

Mets put struggling Matt Harvey on DL with shoulder discomfort

Struggling pitcher Matt Harvey was placed on the disabled list Wednesday by the New York Mets because of right shoulder discomfort. The team announced the move in a news release after reporters had left the clubhouse following New York's 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Harvey was put on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Why Yankees' Andrew Miller was easy All-Star Game choice

Andrew Miller has been a premier closer for at least three years. Now he's an All-Star. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the Yankees' 31-year-old lefty would be a member of the American League's squad in the All-Star Game at Petco Field on July 11. (NJ.com)

For Mets' Matt Harvey, it's 'back to drawing board'

Mets' starter Matt Harvey allowed five earned runs in 3.2 innings Monday at Citi Field, his second-worst start of the season, and it was bad enough for his manager to say that it's "back to the drawing board" for the once-ace. "(His) command wasn't good, lot of balls in the middle of the plate, couldn't make his pitch, didn't have the ate life that we normally see," Terry Collins said afterward. (NJ.com)

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