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Padres catcher Tim Federowicz out 3-6 months with a torn meniscus

MLB.com’s Barry M. Bloom reports that Padres catcher Tim Federowicz will miss the next three to six months with a complete tear of the meniscus in his right knee. The initial diagnosis had been a small tear in his lateral meniscus, which would have required arthroscopic surgery. (NBC Sports)

No. 11 Tar Heels Pitch Past Pitt, 3-1

J.B. Bukauskas, Spencer Trayner and Trevor Kelley limited Pitt to one run on six hits and Skye Bolt's two-RBI day powered No. 11 North Carolina past the host Panthers 3-1 Saturday at Cost Field. Bukauskas improved to 3-1 on the year with six strong innings and Kelley picked up his first save of the year with two scoreless frames. The rubber game of the series is set for Sunday at high noon. (GoHeels.com)

Pitt Slugs Past No. 11 UNC, 12-9

Charles Leblanc's three-run single in the seventh broke a 9-9 tie and Pitt held on for a 12-9 win over No. 11 North Carolina Friday afternoon at Cost Field. After UNC fell behind 8-3, Skye Bolt's three-run homer capped a four-run sixth to give the Tar Heels a 9-8 lead. But the host Panthers tied it in the bottom of the inning before Leblanc's big hit off Trent Thornton in the seventh provided the winning margin in the series opener. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Take Their Talents to Pittsburgh

ACC baseball play continues this weekend with the 11-5 Tar Heels, ranked 11th in the country, taking their talents up north to face the 6-8 Pittsburgh Panthers. The Panthers are 1-2 in conference play after dropping two out of three against Virginia last weekend, while UNC is 2-1 in the ACC so far with the recent series win over Duke. (Chapelboro.com)

Andrew Miller in a good place with Yankees

The long hair and bushy beard that became so familiar during his four-year tenure with the Red Sox are gone, both victims of the anachronistic grooming rules the Yankees adhere to. But there’s no mistaking Andrew Miller on the mound. Once the season starts, Miller will be pitching much later in the game for the Yankees and is sure to be tougher to hit. (Boston Globe)

I'm A Tar Heel: Alex Raburn

Alex Raburn: "I would like to thank you for your support this early in the season. We all appreciate you battling the weather, and still making it out to the Bosh. We encourage you to continue to come out as we have some very exciting home games coming up. We feed off your energy at home, and wouldn’t want to play anywhere else. Wearing Carolina across my chest is such an honor." (GoHeels.com)

Wood Myers Injury Update

North Carolina sophomore Wood Myers suffered a broken left fibula in Tuesday’s game at Coastal Carolina and will undergo surgery next week at UNC Hospitals. Myers’ status will be updated next week following surgery. (GoHeels.com)

New York Yankees 2015 40-man roster preview: Adam Warren

Adam Warren was told to come to camp as a starter once again, and being just 27, he still has time to transition back to that role full-time; however, on the flip side, it stands to mention that of the dozen or more arms that could end up in the Yankees bullpen at some point in 2015, Warren and David Carpenter have the most career saves heading into the spring. (YES Network)

No. 11 Carolina Bounces Back With 6-1 Win Over Gardner-Webb

Tyler Ramirez hit his team-leading third home run of the year and Trevor Kelley combined with Jason Morgan for 8.2 innings of stellar relief as No. 11 North Carolina snapped a two-game skid with a 6-1 win over Gardner-Webb Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Zack Gahagan added two RBIs for the Tar Heels, who now travel to Pittsburgh for an ACC series with the Panthers beginning Friday at 3 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

No. 11 Tar Heels Stumble At Coastal

No. 11 North Carolina fell to Coastal Carolina 13-2 Tuesday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. Austin Kerr allowed one run in four innings for the Chanticleers, who pounded out 14 hits and broke open a close game with runs in each of their last three at bats. Skye Bolt, Zack Gahagan and Adam Pate had two hits each for the Tar Heels, who return to action Wednesday at 3 p.m. with a home game against Gardner-Webb. (GoHeels.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball

The Tar Heels capped a 4-1 week with a let down in its final game against Duke. The Heels had coupled solid offensive outings with strong pitching to wins for much of the week. The team laid an egg Sunday, only getting four hits and using eight pitchers in their loss. Trevor Kelley had a great week as a reliever, appearing in four games and throwing 12.1 innings, allowing 4 earned runs. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 11 Tar Heels Drop Series Finale To Duke, 9-2

Duke jumped on No. 11 North Carolina early and salvaged the series finale with a 9-2 win Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Bailey Clark allowed just one earned run in eight innings and Justin Bellinger drove in five runs for the Blue Devils, who improved to 11-3 on the year. Carolina, which won four times this week and sealed the series win Saturday, fell to 10-4. (GoHeels.com)

Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley unfazed by apparent platoon situation

The Mariners hope this finally is the year they get a season of steady, sustained excellence from Dustin Ackley. So far, he has merely tantalized with fits and starts of productivity. They’ve hedged their bets, however, by obtaining Rickie Weeks for what essentially will be a left-field platoon. (Seattle Times)

No. 11 Carolina Baseball Handles Duke, 6-2

Landon Lassiter and Logan Warmoth had three hits each and J.B. Bukauskas threw six shutout innings as No. 11 North Carolina topped visiting Duke 6-2 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Bukauskas struck out eight and allowed just four hits for the Tar Heels, who will go for the series sweep Sunday afternoon at 2. Carolina (10-3, 2-0 ACC) struck first in a three-run fourth and never trailed. (GoHeels.com)

Adam Warren preparing for starting role with Yankees

Adam Warren made it to the big leagues as a starting pitcher. The New Bern native was a key asset out of the New York Yankees’ bullpen last season. This spring, he’s been told to prepare to compete for a spot in the back-end of the starting rotation. “They want me to be prepared to be a starter so that’s kind of what I am doing,” Warren said. (New Bern Sun Journal)

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