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Astros' Colin Moran undergoes facial surgery

Colin Moran underwent surgery to repair facial fractures Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The 24-year-old sustained the fractures as well as a concussion when he fouled a ball off the left side of his face on July 22 in Baltimore. There's not yet an official timetable in place for Moran, but he's unlikely to return prior to September. (CBS Sports)

Cleveland Indians place All-Star reliever Andrew Miller on DL because of knee tendinitis

The beleaguered Indians bullpen has taken a hit, as Andrew Miller landed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with right knee tendinitis. The Indians' rotation forced the bullpen into early action in the first two games of the club's series against the Red Sox. Mike Clevinger and Carlos Carrasco covered only 4 2/3 innings total in their starts. (Cleveland.com)

Andrew Miller continues to be the trade that keeps on giving for the Cleveland Indians

A year ago, early in the morning on July 31, word spread that the Indians had acquired left-hander Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees. It did not seem like a particularly overwhelming need for the Indians at the time. Their bullpen was strong. Miller made it better, much better than even the men that engineered the deal could have imagined. (Cleveland.com)

Chatham Anglers Take Five with UNC's Rodney Hutchison Jr.

Today, we’re taking five minutes in conversation with pitcher Rodney Hutchison, Jr. Rodney is a rising junior at the University of North Carolina, and has been a key presence on the mound for the Anglers this season, earning two wins and making six scoreless outings in eight games. Since arriving on the Cape, he has compiled an impressive ERA of 0.77 over 23.1 innings. (Chatham Anglers)

St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Profile – Zac Gallen

In the middle of his two stints with Springfield, Zac Gallen received a brief promotion to AAA Memphis. Making three starts with the Redbirds, he held his own and actually posted a better strikeout rate more in line with what he produced at Palm Beach. His 1.15 WHIP and 3.45 ERA are also very impressive for a first time pitcher in the PCL. Gallen features four pitches. (The Redbird Daily)

Tar Heels Lead Rox to Another Dramatic Win

Time and time again, the Rox have answered the call with the pressure on. In the bottom of the 8th inning, they were tied 3-3 with the Huskies. Michael Busch (UNC) stepped up and put a ball through the infield to bring in the game-winning run. Not long after that, his teammate in Chapel Hill Brendan Illies delivered the knockout punch with an emphatic two-run home run. (Northwoods League)

Diamond Heels’ Coastal Plain League Recap

Four Diamond Heels are spending the summer participating in the Coastal Plain League, with three of the four playing in North Carolina. Here is a recap of where each is spending his summer: Ike Freeman - High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms (NC); Jake Holtzapple, Josh Ladowski - Wilson Tobs (NC); Utah Jones - Savannah Bananas (GA); Let’s dive into the stats. (Tar Heel Blog)

Looking in on UNC alumni in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball’s July 31st trade deadline is fast approaching, and once it’s over, fans can expect playoff races to pick up in earnest. With UNC having a large alumni base in the major leagues, let’s take a look at how their seasons are going, and if we will have a chance to watch any in October. (Tar Heel Blog)

Matt Harvey visits Long Island Little Leaguers

Rockville Centre Little Leaguers had the chance to get some pointers from one of New York’s premier athletes before competing in Williamsport when Mets pitcher Matt Harvey showed up to Hickey Field last month. Steve Napolitano, manager of the league’s 12-year-old team, who is a friend of Harvey, arranged for the former All-Star to visit the squad’s practice. (Long Island Herald)

Adam Warren better than ever back in Yankees bullpen

Upon reuniting with the New York Yankees, Adam Warren transformed back into his old self. He pitched 29 games for the Yankees in 2016, recording a 3.26 ERA while topping almost all of his other numbers from the first half. A change of scenery — or rather, a return to an old one — and Warren was suddenly fixed. In 2017, he’s different again. This time for the better. (FanRag Sports)

UNC Baseball: Down the stretch in the Cape Cod League

The All-Star Game for the Cape Cod League was this past Saturday. Only Tyler Baum got an invitation from the Diamond Heels, pitching for the East He gave up an earned run and two hits in his one inning of work, but did have a strikeout, and was part of the East’s win over the West. On to the updated stats for other Tar Heels in the summer league. (Tar Heel Blog)

Spring sports at UNC experience crushing defeats

Every team has those losses its players and fans would rather not talk about. This spring, there were two more losses to add to that running list. And since time heals all wounds, it’s time to take another look at these defeats from May and June. The North Carolina women’s lacrosse program has been a long-standing model of consistency and success. (Daily Tar Heel)

Astros' Colin Moran set for surgery later this week

Colin Moran will undergo surgery later this week to repair a fractured cheekbone (send him a get-well card). Astros manager A.J. Hinch previously hinted that Moran, who was hospitalized after fouling a ball off his face over the weekend, would likely need to undergo a procedure to address the broken bone. The Astros should release a recovery timetable for Moran once the surgery is completed. (CBS Sports)

Astros' Colin Moran discharged from hospital Monday

Colin Moran was released from the hospital Monday and will head back to Houston soon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. This is good news, as Moran was carted off the field after he took a foul ball off the face the day before. The Astros haven't formally announced whether Moran will need surgery to repair the facial fractures. (CBS Sports)

Astros' Colin Moran suffers facial fracture, concussion after foul ball off face

Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran has been diagnosed with a concussion and facial fracture. Moran, who was placed on the disabled list, will be meeting with doctors over the the next few days to determine if surgery is necessary. The 24-year-old was injured Saturday against the Baltimore Orioleswhen his own foul ball deflected off his bat and into his face. (USA Today)

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