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Matt Harvey: I pitched through pain before telling Mets' docs

A few weeks ago, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey returned home to Connecticut and watched his nieces and nephew toss around a baseball. His dad quickly shouted from a distance: "Don't throw it," Harvey recalled, still in the middle of recovering from a stress injury to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder. There were no such objections on Monday afternoon. (NJ.com)

Astros prospect Colin Moran shines in AAA All-Star Game

Derek Fisher, Max Stassi and Colin Moran each served as Fresno's representatives for the Pacific Coast League in a 6-4 victory over the International League, and Moran got the scoring initiated for PCL. Moran hit a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning off of righthanded Phillies prospect Tom Eshelman, tying the game at one. (Houston Chronicle)

North Carolina Baseball Season Review

Led by consensus All-Americans and first-round MLB Draft selections J.B. Bukauskas and Logan Warmoth, the Tar Heels re-established themselves as one of the powerhouse programs in college baseball. Joining Bukauskas and Warmoth as All-Americans were Brian Miller and Josh Hiatt, and that foursome shares the team's S.H. Basnight MVP Awards. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Michael Busch

Michael Busch here, writing from up in the Northwoods League. I am currently playing for the St. Cloud Rox. My experience so far has been tremendous, the players and coaches are to be blamed for that. After a great start to the season, we had won the first half title for the first time since our head coach has been here, which was awesome. (GoHeels.com)

Muscles in Matt Harvey's Throwing Shoulder Half the Size of His Other Shoulder

Matt Harvey went on the disabled list on June 15th. The thoracic outlet procedure left Harvey with weakness in the muscles behind his throwing shoulder, which led to problems as he tried to pitch during the first half. Only after Harvey went on the DL did doctors discover that the muscles behind his right shoulder were roughly half the size of those on his left. (The Big Lead)

'It's a passion project': Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta owns award-winning winery

When he was a rookie, Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta and his teammates would often go out to enjoy steak dinners that included premium bottles of wine. The experience awoke a passion for wine within Iannetta, and it led to the creation of JACK Winery, a business he and former Los Angeles Angels teammate Vernon Wells founded five years ago. (ABC 15)

Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller gets All-Star Game save with a taste of revenge

For the second straight year an Indians' pitcher made his mark on the All-Star Game. Last year Corey Kluber was the winning pitcher in the last All-Star Game to decide home-field advantage in the World Series. Tuesday night Andrew Miller came out of the bullpen and pitched a scoreless 10th inning to earn the save in the AL's 2-1 victory. (Cleveland.com)

Why Andrew Miller was mad Yankees traded him

On July 31, 2016, Andrew Miller was mad at the Yankees for opting for a quickie divorce to end what had been a happy marriage. "I expected to be there for four years," Miller said Tuesday before closing out the American League's 2-1 win in the 2017 All-Star Game. "When that rug is pulled out from under you, I think you're allowed to cope for a moment." (NJ.com)

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller makes successful return to Miami in MLB All-Star Game

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller did not have the greatest of runs with the then-Florida Marlins, but in his return to Miami, he closed out a win for the American League at Marlins Park Tuesday night. Miller entered the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game with a one-run lead in the bottom of the 10th inning and made the advantage stand up in a 2-1 win. (WKYC)

UNC Baseball: Cape Cod Update

Harwich currently hosts two Tar Heels, Tyler Baum and Cole Aker. Neither hit the bump this past Saturday as Baum wasn’t starting and the 8-3 win by the visiting Brewster Whitecaps didn’t really present a reason for Aker to come in. Brewster also has two Tar Heels, on the batting side: shortstop Kyle Datres and third baseman Zach Gahagan. (Tar Heel Blog)

Andrew Miller elevates Cleveland bullpen to new heights

The Indians traded Clint Frazier, Justus Sheffield, J.P Feyereisen and Ben Heller to the Bronx Bombers for Andrew Miller on July 31, 2016. Miller did everything to help his team pursue a World Series title, posting a 1.55 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and .139 opposing batting average in the regular season before registering 13.97 K/9 in 19.1 postseason innings of three-run ball. (Indians Baseball Insider)

Logan Warmoth hits first professional home run

Logan Warmoth, ss, Blue Jays. The 22nd overall pick last month hit his first pro home run Monday as the Rookie-level GCL Blue Jays beat GCL Yankees West 9-5. The North Carolina product is 4-for-17 so far. Warmoth has a solid offensive approach and the skills to stay at shortstop, many scouts believe. (Baseball America)

Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller cherishes spot on All-Star stage

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is a reunion of sorts for Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller. A 6-foot-7, 205-pound veteran of 11 MLB seasons, Miller has played for six teams, including the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Indians. (WKYC)

Andrew Miller makes a triumphant, All-Star return to Miami

Andrew Miller said he would be lying if the low points in his career haven’t made him enjoy his current spot among the game’s best. Those valleys have made these peaks make Miller feel pretty good about things. "In a perfect world, everything goes your way," the Cleveland Indians’ relief specialist said. (Miami Herald)

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