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Andrew Carignan To Make MLB Debut

Former North Carolina All-America reliever Andrew Carignan was called up to the big leagues Friday afternoon as the Oakland Athletics selected his contract and added him to the active roster. Carignan becomes the eighth Tar Heel on a MLB roster this year, the most since eight Tar Heels were on MLB rosters in 1995. (Tar Heel Blue)

Andrew Carignan called up by Oakland A's

Carignan will also be making his Major League debut. He did not allow a run in 12.0 innings over his final eight games with the River Cats. Carignan was 1-0 with a 1.85 ERA in 33 relief appearances between Sacramento, Double-A Midland and Single-A Stockton this season, recording 46 strikeouts in 39.0 innings. (OaklandAthletics.com)

Alex White aims to bring major returns to Rockies

Alex White plans to demonstrate the talents that led the Rockies to insist upon him as one of the three pitchers they received from the Indians for their erstwhile ace pitcher, Ubaldo Jimenez. White, the Indians' first-round pick in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of North Carolina, stormed to the big leagues with the Indians in late April but suffered a middle finger sprain in his third start. (MLB.com)

UNC Baseball talent bubbling

All the talent on those North Carolina baseball teams is starting to bubble up to the major-league level. There are now seven UNC products in the majors, including three who made their debuts this summer. Kyle Seager became the latest, joining Dustin Ackley on the Mariners. He followed Alex White, who made his major-league debut in April for the Cleveland Indians. (Charlotte Observer)

Mets top prospect Matt Harvey soaks in knowledge on rise to bigs

The seventh overall choice in the 2010 draft, Matt Harvey “has certainly met even the highest of expectations for what he might do this year,” said Paul DePodesta, the New York Mets' vice president of scouting and player development. Earlier this summer, Baseball America rated Harvey the No. 30 prospect in the game. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Colin Bates learning what it takes in minor leagues

The jump from Auburn to Hagerstown included an increase in the size of the crowds. The big crowds didn’t faze Bates. “Some of the stadiums are bigger but I went to a pretty big college (North Carolina) we had big crowds so it wasn’t by any means my first time. That’s never been a huge deal,” he said. (Auburn (NY) Citizen)

Kyle Seager provides an interesting "problem" for Mariners

Kyle Seager is a guy who looks more and more to be a potential all-star second baseman. And the "problem" is that Dustin Ackley is already manning that position. Of the two, it's Seager who projects to possibly have the better glove at second base. But it's Ackley who will probably be the better all-around hitter. So, what to do? There are a few options. (Seattle Times)

Andrew Miller has re-emerged as another weapon for the Red Sox

The Red Sox might have just re-discovered something very valuable as they march toward the final month of the regular season. His name is Andrew Miller. The lefty starter turned in his second straight standout outing , holding the Rangers scoreless over 6 1/3 innings in the Red Sox’ 6-0 win over Texas Thursday night at Rangers Ballpark. (WEEI.com)

Mariners bats are coming alive, led by Kyle Seager

And more stats: 15-for-25 (.600) with seven runs, five doubles and two homers. That's what Kyle Seager hit on this road trip, raising his average from .182 to .313. In the four games in Cleveland, he was 12-for-17 (.706) after going 4-for-4 today, with three doubles. As Brendan Ryan said, "I don't know how you can have a better series than Seager did." (Seattle Times)

Kyle Seager goes 4-for-4, doubles three times in Seattle win

Kyle Seager went 4-for-4 with three doubles and three runs scored in the rout of the Indians on Wednesday. That's 10 hits, including five doubles and a homer, in two days for Seager. Of course, he did play two games yesterday, but it's still a mighty impressive feat. (Roto World)

Alex White eager to make first start for Colorado Rockies

To find Alex White's locker at Coors Field, take a left and head back to the corner. He's hard to miss, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing about 225 pounds. The guy sitting next to White is hard to miss too. Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has the adjacent locker. It's not a coincidence. If there's anyone in the clubhouse who can relate to White, it's CarGo. (Denver Post)

Daniel Bard comes up big again for Boston

It has become Daniel Bard’s favorite pastime, and for good reason. As he says, “You’re saving the game, even though it’s not necessarily getting the save.” The latest edition of the moment the reliever relishes perhaps above all others came in the seventh inning during the Red Sox’ 6-1 win over the Royals Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. (WEEI.com)

Andrew Miller impressive in win over Royals

It had been 19 days since Andrew Miller’s last start, nine days since his last appearance of any sort. But these past few weeks weren’t exactly a paid vacation either.Miller, forced from the rotation after the Red Sox [team stats] made a July 31 trade for left-hander Erik Bedard, had additional time to work with pitching coach Curt Young and figure out why he served up 30 hits and 17 walks in only 202/3 innings over six appearances (four starts) since the All-Star break. (Boston Herald)

Alex White to start Tuesday for Rockies

Alex White worked three months to reach the rotation, waiting patiently and working diligently as the strained flexor tendon on his right middle finger healed. Jason Hammel spent the past two months pitching himself out of a rotation, his roller-coaster ride perplexing teammates and the front office alike. (Denver Post)

Video: Kyle Seager's first MLB home run

Kyle Seager crushes the first home run of his Major League career, a solo shot to put the Mariners ahead in the top of the seventh. (MLB.com)

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