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Matt Harvey reaches deal with Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed on a one-year, $11 million contract with former New York Mets ace . The 29-year-old right-hander, beset by injuries following a sensational start to his career, resurrected himself, somewhat, with the Cincinnati Reds after being acquired in May. He was 7-7 with a 4.50 ERA, striking out 111 and walking 28 in 24 starts for Cincinnati. (

Tar Heels Debut at No. 8 in Collegiate Baseball Poll

North Carolina will open the 2019 college baseball season ranked No. 8 nationally by Collegiate Baseball, the website announced in its preseason poll Tuesday. Carolina is one of eight teams in the ACC ranked in the top 40 and are joined by No. 9 Louisville, No. 10 Florida State, No. 15 Clemson, No. 17 Georgia Tech, No. 20 Duke, No. 22 NC State and No. 33 Miami. (

Caden O'Brien Named Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American

Caden O'Brien was named to the Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American third team on Monday. The left-handed pitcher from Maiden, N.C., served a key role for the Tar Heels in 2018, entering primarily out of the bullpen in his 48 innings of work. Baffling offenses throughout the season with his unique delivery, O'Brien held opposing batters to a .185 average. (

Year in review: Despite slow start, UNC baseball made a return to College World Series

The North Carolina baseball team made it back to the College World Series for the first time in five years in 2018. It didn’t look like UNC would always get there, however. A rocky start, an injury to the ace of the pitching staff and an inconsistent bullpen all threatened to doom the Tar Heels, but head coach ’s ball club banded together to post a 44-20 record. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Able to Retain Pitching Coach Robert Woodard Following Revised Offer

After reports earlier Tuesday morning said that North Carolina pitching coach was set to take an offer from the Texas Rangers to be one of the team’s Minor League pitching coordinator,’s Aaron Fitt came out later in the day with news that an increased offer from the Tar Heels was enough to keep Woodard’s services in Chapel Hill. (

Texas Rangers Hire UNC Pitching Coach Robert Woodard as Minor League Pitching Coordinator

Aaron Fitt of announced Monday that the Texas Rangers are hiring North Carolina pitching coach to be their Minor League pitching coordinator. Woodard has spent the last two seasons in charge of the Tar Heel pitching staff, with the team going 93-34 during that time and qualifying for the 2018 College World Series. (

Diamond Heels To Host 11th Annual First Pitch Dinner

Supporters of UNC's baseball program will have the opportunity to kick off the season at the Diamond Heels' First Pitch Dinner, on February 9 at the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. This year's event will honor the 1989 and 2009 College World Series teams and feature , the current voice of the Carolina Panthers, who was the voice of the 1989 Diamond Heels. (

Brian Moran Joins Marlins on Minor League Deal

Former North Carolina pitcher Brian Moran signed a minor-league contract which includes a spring-training invitation with the Miami Marlins on Monday, Joe Frisaro of reports. The 30-year-old lefty has yet to reach the majors in his 10-year professional career. In parts of four seasons at the Triple-A level, Moran has a 3.93 ERA, an 11.5 K/9 and a 2.9 BB/9. (CBS Sports)

Skye Bolt Added to Oakland A's 40-Man Roster

The Oakland A's added to their 40-man roster Tuesday, shielding him from the Rule 5 Draft. Bolt was part of the A's 2015 Draft class, enjoying his most productive season in 2018. The switch-hitting outfielder totaled 19 homers and an .821 OPS between Class A Advanced Stockton and Double-A Midland. He also totaled 69 RBI and stole 19 bases. (

Free agent Andrew Miller reportedly has a clean bill of health after injury-plagued season

A year ago lefty reliever would've been one of the most coveted free agents on the market. He certainly would've been the most coveted reliever in free agency, ahead of Wade Davis and Brandon Morrow. Miller has been excellent the last few years and is well respected within baseball. This year, Miller is something of an unknown heading into free agency. (CBS Sports)

UNC Baseball Wins Halloween with ‘Step Brothers’ Parody

Is it fair to say that members of the UNC baseball team won Halloween with their parody of the “Step Brothers” car singing scene? With voices like a combination of Fergie and Jesus, Kyle Blendinger, Dylan Enwiller, Dallas Tessar and Jackson Hesterlee combined to put on a show that puts the scene in the 2008 blockbuster to shame. However, Dylan’s voice was a little flat. (

UNC baseball schedule release: How home games could be key this season

The road games will be few and far between for the Tar Heels. In addition to playing nearly 70 percent of its games in Chapel Hill, the team will play nine additional games that are a state away or closer to its home facilities. That means there will be only nine true regular season road games on the schedule that are a considerable distance to travel away from The Bosh. (Daily Tar Heel)
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