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Astros release former first round pitcher Alex White

The Houston Astros released former first-round pick Alex White, who was with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, on Monday, according to the Fresno Bee. White was a highly-regarded prospect but injuries have impacted his career. He has a career ERA of 6.03 ERA across 149 1/3 major league innings. (CBS Sports)

Andrew Miller And A Lesson In Patience

Let's start with Miller, originally the more heralded of the two and the guy making more money right now. The Tigers drafted him sixth overall in '06, ahead of Clayton Kershaw (seventh overall), Tim Lincecum (10th) and Max Scherzer (11th). He was a stud coming out of North Carolina, the frontrunner to go No. 1 at the start of that spring and Baseball America's College Player of the Year at the end of it. (Sports on Earth)

UNC wary of losing signees to MLB draft

When the 2015 MLB draft begins tonight at 7 p.m., UNC baseball coach Mike Fox starts another wait-and-see cycle as his would-be players are picked up by Major League teams and offered paychecks in exchange for their college eligibility. This year, Fox is bringing in 19 players in his 2015-16 recruiting class, including four of Baseball America’s Top 75 prospects. (Durham Herald-Sun)

What to look for with the MLB draft

Last year the Tar Heels saw many of their top recruits drafted and sign. The result was a disappointing campaign in which injuries exposed lack of depth while the offense also ran dry as the season progressed. The draft will once again be one of the most important things affecting Carolina's season next year so let's see the players to look at going into the draft and the rest of June. (Tar Heel Blog)

Yankees' starter Adam Warren continues to make his case

He has survived two rounds of cuts this season—will he again? Yankees' No. 5 starter Adam Warren pitched his fifth straight game of six-plus innings Saturday night against the Angels, exiting after 6 2/3 innings to a standing ovation from the Yankee Stadium crowd. He allowed two runs on four hits. Warren is now 4-4 on the season with a 3.64 ERA, third among Yankee starters and has also pitched the third-most innings. (NJ.com)

Adam Warren becoming reliable piece of Yankees rotation

Maybe you don’t think of Adam Warren as a vital component to this Yankee team. But he sure is pitching his way up the depth chart of important folks in pinstripes this season, and Saturday night was another example. He has at least gotten into the seventh inning in five straight starts, and his streak of five consecutive quality starts is the most by a Yankee since Masahiro Tanaka had 16 straight last season. (New York Daily News)

Benton Moss preparing for MLB Draft

Benton Moss can be in the midst of having the best chats with Major League Baseball scouts, but more than talking shop about his cutter or changeup, the scouts want to know one thing: Is Moss a committed baseball player or a financial investor? Moss, who just completed his senior season at UNC, is expected to be selected Tuesday during the second day of the MLB Draft. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

NY Mets' Matt Harvey shows how important patience is post-Tommy John surgery

To hear New York Mets manager Terry Collins tell it, star right-hander Matt Harvey isn't the most patient of sorts. Harvey missed 17 months of pitching due to Tommy John surgery from the end of 2013 to the beginning of this season, so that a tough trait to have. The 26-year-old wanted to rush to be back by the end of last season, but the Mets shut that down. (Arizona Central)

Sky Sox pitcher, longtime friend in opposite dugouts for first time

When Alex White, now a starter for the Fresno Grizzlies, takes the mound against the Sky Sox Friday night, Rob Wooten will be watching from the home team's bullpen. Despite growing up just 50 minutes apart, the North Carolina natives' high school teams never met, and though both have spent their fair share of time at the professional level, the former Tar Heels have never faced each other. (Colorado Springs Gazette)

Astros Prospect Kent Emanuel Undergoes Tommy John surgery

Corpus Christi Hooks LHP Kent Emanuel will miss the rest of the season, after having Tommy John surgery on his elbow Wednesday. Emanuel was drafted in the third round, 74th overall in the 2013 Draft, out of UNC. He had a great college career including two trips to the College World Series, while being named 2013 ACC Pitcher of the Year and a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American. (SportsBlog.com)

Benton Moss Earns First-Team Academic All-America Honors

Recent North Carolina graduate Benton Moss has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Baseball team, which recognizes both academic and athletic achievement and was announced on Thursday. Moss, a right-handed pitcher from Enfield, N.C., is the first player in UNC baseball history to earn first-team Academic All-America honors. (GoHeels.com)

Summer Ball Dispatches: Brian Miller

Each June, Carolina baseball players leave Chapel Hill and spread out across the country to play in summer leagues. Throughout this summer, the Tar Heels will keep fans updated on their summer adventures though the Summer Ball Dispatches series. Rising sophomore Brian Miller gets it started with his update from Holly Springs. (GoHeels.com)

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager saves toddler from foul ball

In the second inning, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager tracked a ball in foul territory and came up with an impressive snag over the wall to end the inning. But upon further review, the Gold Glover not only secured the final out, he also secured the safety of a young fan innocently looking on — binky and all. Things could have gone much worse for the pint-sized fan had Seager not gloved the ball. (Seattle Times)

Adam Warren rewarded with starting role

Right-hander Adam Warren’s performance over the past month dictated that he stay in the New York Yankees' starting rotation. Yankees manager Joe Girardi made the move official Monday during his pregame media session at Safeco Field. He said it was more a reward for Warren, who went 2-3 with a 3.41 ERA in six May starts. (ESPN.com)

Video: Daily Show host, Mets fan Jon Stewart interviews Matt Harvey

For five minutes on Thursday, Jon Stewart was like a kid in a candy store – and not just because Donald Trump is threatening to run for president again. The Daily Show host continued his farewell tour by booking Matt Harvey, one of baseball's best young pitchers and a key player in the New York Mets' 2015 revival, as a guest on his show. (Rolling Stone)

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