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Colin Moran thriving for Pittsburgh Pirates since return from injury

On June 28, was hit by a pitch resulting in a left wrist fracture that would sideline him for an extended period of time. Moran missed all of July, but was able to rehab the injury in order to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup in early August. Since he returned to action August 5, the 28-year-old former UNC standout has been on a tear. (Keeping It Heel)

Colin Moran quells concerns over hand injury by powering Pirates since his return from IL

was batting .297 with four home runs and 19 RBI in his first 32 games, so Pirates manager Derek Shelton worried the fracture of the left pisiform bone, located on the outer half of the base of his hand, would affect not only his swing but the grip strength of one of the Pirates’ top power bats. The injury hasn’t hindered the lefty-hitting Moran. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Podcast: Bosh to the Bigs - Angels Prospect Cooper Criswell Discusses UNC, Breakout 2021 Season

Fresh off his promotion to Triple-A Salt Lake City, former UNC pitcher and current Los Angeles Angels prospect Cooper Criswell joins Boshamer Bulletin’s Pat James and UNC broadcaster Kyle Straub to discuss his journey from Community College to Chapel Hill, his lone season with UNC, his rapid rise up the Angels’ farm system, and more. (Listen To Podcast)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Alliance, Football & Basketball Updates, Tim Federowicz

Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss the ACC/Big Ten/Pac-12 alliance with Bubba Cunningham, ' first press conference since he was hired as the Tar Heels' men's basketball coach, UNC football updates, and more. Then former Carolina baseball star, long-time pro, and Olympic silver medalist, Tim Federowicz, joins. (Listen To Podcast)

Ignore batting average — Mariners’ Kyle Seager is having ‘his best year’

is on pace to have a career-low batting average this season, but don’t take that to mean the veteran Mariners third baseman isn’t pulling his weight. If anything, he’s doing more than he ever has as Seattle makes a push for the postseason. He sits at 29 homers, just one off his career-high in 2016, and 82 RBIs, 17 short of his career-best. (MyNorthwest.com)

UNC baseball players impress in summer leagues looking toward 2022 season

Many players from the North Carolina baseball team looked to work on their game in summer leagues to prepare for their upcoming spring season. With , , and all headed to the pros, second-year head coach Scott Forbes will be looking for some much-needed talent to replace his star players next season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Logan Warmoth's consistent outfield play a welcome addition to Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate

Former UNC player may seem like a veteran, but the 25-year-old made his Triple-A debut just earlier this season. A former first-round pick of the Blue Jays in 2017, Warmoth has moved up the ranks of minor league baseball fairly quickly. Assigned to Buffalo on May 3rd, the prospect’s next opportunity to show his worth presented itself. (MILB.com)

Is Aaron Sabato Starting to Figure It Out?

The Minnesota Twins had a prototype in mind when they selected with the 27th-overall pick in the 2020 draft: A first baseman with elite power and exit velocity. Although Sabato has struggled to this point, he’s shown signs of turning it around. He has started to make contact over his last eight games, hitting six home runs in 32 at-bats. (Zone Coverage)

UNC Baseball Summer Recap

With UNC’s 2021-22 school year beginning Wednesday, 18 members of the Tar Heels baseball team return to campus looking to build off their experiences in summer leagues across the country. made the most of his second summer on the Cape, hitting .282/.365/.400 with two home runs, four doubles and four stolen bases in 24 games. (Boshamer Bulletin)

Diving into Matt Harvey's second-half resurgence

Since arriving in Baltimore on a Minor League free agent deal last winter, former UNC star pitcher has spoken about wanting to reinvent himself, diving into the analytics of modern pitching in ways he didn’t need to when he was a phenom fireballer, learning to survive less on stuff and more on guile and the learning curve it would require. (MLB.com)
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