Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news

UNC Baseball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Baseball.

Student athletes as artists

Senior Benton Moss started playing baseball at 5 years old. Not long after that, he started playing the piano, at 7 years old. Moss has served as a starting pitcher for UNC’s baseball team since his freshman year, and he said he hopes to one day record his own music. (Daily Tar Heel)

Colin Moran excelling since joining Astros' system

Colin Moran has performed well since joining Double-A Corpus Christi. Through 22 games, Moran was hitting .307 with a .357 on-base percentage, two homers and 18 RBIs. He entered Wednesday on a six-game hitting streak, during which he was 9-for-27. The 6-foot-4 Moran was taken with the sixth overall pick out of North Carolina by the Marlins in 2013. (MLB.com)

Andrew Miller discusses his transition since joining the Orioles

Since Andrew Miller came to the Orioles three weeks ago, the adjustment has been a smooth one. In eight games, he has allowed a run on just two hits in 7 1/3 innings. He’s walked three and struck out 11. The Orioles are 6-2 in the games he’s pitched. “Overall, it’s been great,” Miller said. “Everybody’s been so welcoming. Everybody’s gone out of their way to make my transition easier." (CSN Baltimore)

Mets to reassess Matt Harvey's rehab

Matt Harvey keeps saying he wants to pitch in an MLB game this season. Now the New York Mets might keep him from pitching in any kind of game before spring training. Describing a setback suffered this week by Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner as a "cautionary story for others," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he already has talked to Harvey about slowing down the ace's own recovery from Tommy John surgery. (ESPN.com)

Luke Putkonen may be cleared to pitch this season

Tigers long reliever Luke Putkonen still has a chance to be ready to pitch by season's end, according to head athletic trainer Kevin Rand. "He's throwing with that in mind," Rand said of Putkonen, out since mid-April with right elbow inflammation. Putkonen threw off a mound for the first time in his rehab process Friday, delivering a 25-pitch bullpen session that included only fastballs. (Detroit Tigers)

Reliever Andrew Miller gets an ovation, then out of a jam, in Orioles debut

Before his name was even announced over the speakers at Camden Yards, the announced crowd of 39,487 stood and gave Orioles reliever Andrew Miller a rousing ovation as he jogged from the bullpen to the mound Friday night. “Pretty cool reception,” said Miller, the newest member of the Orioles’ bullpen. (Baltimore Sun)

A look at what Orioles players said about new teammate Andrew Miller

After the Orioles added left-hander Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox shortly before Thursday's nonwaiver trade deadline, it brought predictably positive reactions from the home clubhouse at Camden Yards. And for good reason. Orioles hitters have routinely struggled against their new teammate, going a combined 9-for-54 against Miller with 15 strikeouts and five walks. (Baltimore Sun)

My Carolina Experience: Kent Emanuel

Kent Emanuel attributes his ability to make this mental transition from simply being a talented and very driven player into a leader to his participation in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy. It was through the CLA that Emanuel was able to take the tangible feedback he got from his teammates and use it to help make him better for the team in so many ways. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels In MLB Summer Update

Adam Warren, New York Yankees, Years at UNC: 2006-09: Warren continues to be a valuable bullpen piece for the Yankees, and he has been used often in his second season as a full-time reliever. Now in his second full season in the big leagues, Warren has appeared in 48 games out of the pen, registering a 3.25 ERA and collecting two saves. (GoHeels.com)

Trade to Houston Astros a 'whirlwind' for Colin Moran

Colin Moran and his brother, Brian, exchanged text messages Wednesday afternoon, just around the time baseball's trade deadline passed. When Brian, a pitcher in the Angels organization, read his brother's club had acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart from the Astros, he passed along the news. The response came back from Colin: "I wonder who is in it?" It turned out Moran himself was a central piece. (Lower Hudson Journal News)

Mariners' Ackley doesn’t worry about where he bats in lineup

Left fielder Dustin Ackley, back atop the Seattle Mariners lineup, contends one popular view for the leadoff role — making a concerted effort to see pitches — is a counter-productive approach. At least for him. Ackley served as the Mariners' leadoff hitter Wednesday for the second straight game. He was 3-for-5 in Tuesday's victory when he filled the role for the first time since last season. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Houston Astros land Colin Moran in 6-player deal

The Marlins announced shortly after the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed that they sent three prospects, including Colin Moran -- their top pick in the 2013 MLB Draft -- to Houston in exchange for Astros starter Jarred Cosart, utility player Kiké Hernandez and outfield prospect Austin Wates. Moran hit .294 with five homers, 21 doubles and 33 RBIs in 89 games for Class A Advanced Jupiter. (MLB.com)

Red Sox trade Andrew Miller to Orioles

Andrew Miller is the latest Red Sox pitcher headed out of town. The Red Sox traded Miller to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox will receive minor-league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, who is assigned to the Double A Bowie Baysox. Miller is a quality lefthanded reliever who is 3-5 with a 2.34 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 42? innings this season. (Boston Globe)

Mariners move hot-hitting Dustin Ackley to leadoff spot

In 11 games since the All-Star break, Ackley is hitting .444 (20 for 45) with seven doubles and one triple. Ackley says he won’t change anything — he’ has done it enough to know that you can’t do that and hit leadoff. He won’t be trying to channel Rickey Henderson. “In Triple A, when I started leading off, I think it was kind of getting those thoughts out of your head,” he said. (Seattle Times)

Confident Mike Morin shows his value as Angels reliever

Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked a few days ago if rookie reliever Mike Morin gained confidence from a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera. He shook his head and chuckled a bit. Morin, he explained, is not lacking confidence. An example off the field, one that occurred way before he was even drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, perfectly illustrates Scioscia's point. (FOX Sports)

<< Previous PageNext Page >>


© 2005-2016 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.