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UNC baseball improvises at Fall World Series due to injuries

Pitchers in the outfield and coaches in the infield. What sounds like a community league softball game is rather the state of the injury-ravaged North Carolina baseball team. As the Blue and Navy squads resumed battle this weekend in the Fall World Series at Boshamer Stadium (with the Blue team claiming 6-2 and 7-3 victories) the two sides were fighting just to field a team. (Daily Tar Heel)

Andrew Miller finds true talent as reliever

It was the eighth inning last Sunday in Detroit, and Andrew Miller was lighting the radar gun -- 97, 96, 87 (a token slider), 95, 96, 96. With two outs in a tight game, he got the great Miguel Cabrera to ground weakly to second base, then walked off the mound, strong and powerful as ever, somehow looking even taller than usual. (Boston Herald)

Andrew Miller key to Orioles’ ALCS plans

Now it can be told. Andrew Miller tried to convince the Red Sox to let him pitch in the World Series last season. The lefthanded reliever had surgery on his left foot in July to repair a torn ligament and was ruled out for the season. But as the Sox advanced deeper into the playoffs, Miller started playing catch. (Boston Globe)

Colin Moran hitting stride at Astros instructional league

Now that Colin Moran is in the organization, the Astros player development staff has been able to work with its latest pupil, beginning with the final month of the regular season and now instructional league. Director of player development Quinton McCracken said Moran has lived up to the scouting reports. "He's an extraordinary hitter," McCracken said. "He has a beautiful left-handed stroke." (MLB.com)

Kyle Seager’s Gold Glove resume gets boost from The Fielding Bible

The latest praise for Kyle Seager's improving defense at third base comes from the stat wizards at The Fielding Bible, who have devised a metric to measure the accuracy of an infielder’s throwing arm. Seager led all American League third basemen with a 96.6-percent “good throw” rate for his 267 throws to first base. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Left-hander Andrew Miller fits well in back of the Orioles' dominating bullpen

As left-handed reliever Andrew Miller spoke to the media in the clubhouse hallway Sunday night after the Orioles' American League Division Series clincher in Detroit, he was interrupted by a bellow. "You did it, Andrew," said the excited voice. "You did it." (Baltimore Sun)

Orioles’ Andrew Miller turns the tables on former team

One wonders how occupants of the Tigers’ executive box felt when they saw Andrew Miller jog in from the bullpen Sunday to help extinguish their season. This same front office made Miller the Tigers’ first-round pick in June 2006. Within a few months, the lanky, hard-throwing left-hander from the University of North Carolina had ascended to the majors. (Detroit Free Press)

Andrew Miller gives Orioles an edge

The 6-foot-7-inch lefthander, who was traded from the Red Sox to Baltimore on July 31 for pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, will garner much interest as a free agent this offseason. And he showed exactly why the Red Sox are among many teams who want Miller in their bullpen in 2015. (Boston Globe)

Peter Gammons: After years of adversity, Andrew Miller is a major weapon for O’s in October

Andrew Miller had just finished his freshman year at the University of North Carolina in the summer of 2004. He was pitching on a cool night in Chatham against Falmouth. He hit the leadoff batter, Jacoby Ellsbury. Twelve batters later, he was through the fourth inning and had struck out every one of those batters. Miller threw like a grocery cart rolling out of control down a ramp. Arms, legs. He threw hard. (Gammons Daily)

Fall World Series Rosters Announced

Seniors Benton Moss, Trevor Kelley and Chris McCue selected their rosters for the 2014 UNC Fall World Series, which is set to begin Friday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. Moss will captain the Blue team, while Kelley and McCue will lead the Navy squad. The first six Fall World Series games will be held at Boshamer Stadium and are open to the public for no charge. (GoHeels.com)

Q&A with Orioles player Andrew Miller

With the Baltimore Orioles starting their postseason run tonight, Assistant Sports Editor Pat James caught up with former North Carolina pitcher and current Orioles reliever Andrew Miller. Miller is UNC’s all-time leader in strikeouts and was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the sixth pick overall of the 2006 First Year Player Draft. (Daily Tar Heel)

Yankees’ Adam Warren puts seal on season

Adam Warren toed the rubber for the final time this baseball season. The New York Yankees’ relief pitcher, and New Bern native, pitched 1.1 innings in the season-finale on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. It was also the final game for teammate Derek Jeter. Warren finished the season with a 2.97 ERA with three saves in 69 appearances. (New Bern Sun Journal)

UNC Baseball Powers Past Ontario In Exhibition

The North Carolina baseball team allowed just three hits in an exhibition victory over the Ontario Blue Jays on Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. Wood Myers went 3 for 3 in the contest with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored and Skye Bolt finished a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Announce Full Fall World Series Schedule

The UNC baseball team has finalized its annual Fall World Series dates for 2014. In addition to the three games this weekend, the Tar Heels will play six other intrasquad exhibitions, including three at historic ballparks in the state. UNC will open play this weekend beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. All three games are free to spectators. (GoHeels.com)

Mets’ Matt Harvey spotted at Yankee Stadium for Derek Jeter’s final home game

Mets rehabbing ace Matt Harvey is in the Bronx for Derek Jeter’s final home game. He was spotted in the stands by YES network cameras. The Mets are currently playing against the Nationals in Washington. “Must not be a Rangers game tonight,” Mets GM Sandy Alderson said. (New York Daily News)

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