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Daniel Bard Getting Ready for the Mound

Texas Rangers right-hander Daniel Bard, who is in camp on a Minor League contract, could take a significant step this week in his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. Bard, who has been on a throwing program and currently long-tossing at 120 feet, is hoping to begin throwing off a mound at some point this coming week. (MLB.com)

Terps Even Series With 3-2 Win

Charlie White's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted Maryland to a 3-2 win over No. 13 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Shipley Field. Carolina outhit the Terrapins 11-4 but left 13 men on base in falling to 13-5 and 3-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Maryland, which got 4.1 scoreless innings of relief from Tayler Stiles, improved to 11-5 and 2-3 in the league. (GoHeels.com)

No. 13 Carolina Shuts Out Maryland, 7-0

Tom Zengel hit two home runs and Trent Thornton went seven scoreless innings to improve to 5-0 as No. 13 North Carolina defeated Maryland 7-0 in the series-opener Friday night at Shipley Field. Zengel and Joe Dudek went back-to-back in Carolina's four-run third inning as Thornton and Reilly Hovis combined for UNC's second shutout of 2014. (GoHeels.com)

Luis Paula, Tar Heels Best Gardner-Webb, 7-1

Luis Paula struck out nine batters over six innings and No. 13 North Carolina closed its 13-game homestand with a 7-1 win over Gardner-Webb Wednesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Alex Raburn hit his first career home run for the Tar Heels, who return to Atlantic Coast Conference play this weekend with a three-game series at Maryland. (GoHeels.com)

No. 13 Carolina Pounds George Mason, 13-3

Reilly Hovis struck out a career-high six batters and No. 13 North Carolina scored a season-best 13 runs in a 13-3 win over George Mason Tuesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Wood Myers had a three-run double in the second and Tyler Ramirez had a two-run triple in the fifth for the Tar Heels, who will host Gardner-Webb Wednesday at 1:00. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller’s Career Transformation With Red Sox A Product Of Comfort

Andrew Miller had all the makings of a first-round bust before getting traded to the Boston Red Sox in November 2010. Then, something clicked. Miller struggled in his brief major league stint with Boston in 2011, posting a 5.54 ERA in 17 appearances (12 starts). (NESN)

This Week With Mike Fox

"It was a good week for us winning three games and having a good win over Davidson and two wins on Saturday on our first conference series, but we were disappointed in not being able to sweep the series but you have to give them some credit for taking advantage of when we opened the door for them with mistakes and we need to learn from our mistakes and move on." (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: So Many Choices

Before each college semester or important event in the life of Benton Moss, his father, Tom, types up a letter that the duo refer to as "nuggets." "I called them nuggets," Tom says, "because it sounded cooler than 'advice.'" When Benton came back to Carolina in January for the start of the spring semester, there were these three nuggets: (GoHeels.com)

Monday Baseball Report

The Tar Heels ran their winning streak to nine game before dropping the last game of the weekend series vs Pitt. Still UNC got the series win to open ACC play. At present, UNC is still being paced offensively by freshman bats but there were signs this week of Landon Lassiter and Skye Bolt starting to snap out of their season opening slump a bit. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 15 Tar Heels Fall To Pitt In Series Finale, 6-4

Pittsburgh scored two runs in the eighth inning to post a 6-4 win over No. 15 North Carolina in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Hobie Harris threw 2.1 innings of hitless relief to get the win, while Spencer Trayner took the loss for the Tar Heels. Zac Gallen allowed just three hits over 6.1 innings but allowed four earned runs in a no-decision. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey tweet predicts 2014 return, making Mets uncomfortable

The Mets don't want Matt Harvey's desire to return this season from Tommy John surgery to become a focal point of spring training. They really don't. But Harvey continues to make that desire known publicly, and it apparently continues to make the Mets uneasy. (Newsday)

Moss Leads No. 15 Carolina Past Pitt, 2-1

Benton Moss finished with a career-high 12 strikeouts and No. 15 North Carolina won the second game of an ACC doubleheader 2-1 over Pittsburgh Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Moss, who threw his first career complete game in his last outing against North Florida, went 7.0 innings and allowed just one run to improve to 2-1 on the year. (GoHeels.com)

No. 15 Tar Heels Slam Pitt, 9-5

Joe Dudek's first career grand slam highlighted a 6-run first and No. 15 North Carolina opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 9-5 win over league newcomer Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Trent Thornton went 6.2 innings for his fourth win of the year and Chris McCue got the final four outs for his fifth save in as many chances. (GoHeels.com)

Alex White continues way back from Tommy John surgery

Alex White threw two innings in a live batting practice session on Wednesday and he’s throwing on every fifth day as he builds back up from Tommy John surgery he underwent last April. “I think right now we’re just kind of going on how I feel,” White said. “I think I could go in a game right now and get some people out but there’s certainly no reason to rush that.” (Houston Chronicle)

20 years later, Robin Ventura remembers Michael Jordan's White Sox debut

Twenty years ago, the biggest name in basketball made his debut in baseball. Michael Jordan went 0-1 in a spring training game with the White Sox on March 4, 1994, beginning his one-year foray into baseball. White Sox manager Robin Ventura was part of that first spring training with Jordan, and remembered how the presence of No. 23 (who wore No. 45, since Ventura wore No. 23) livened up camp. (CSN Chicago)

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