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Daniel Bard To Be Keynote Speaker At UNC Baseball's First Pitch Banquet

Diamond Heels' letterman and 2020 National League Comeback Player-of-the-Year will be the keynote speaker at Carolina baseball's 13th Annual First Pitch Banquet, set for Jan. 29, 2022, inside the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. The event will include the opportunity to meet the 2022 team and coach , a silent auction, and more. (GoHeels.com)

MLB veteran Tim Federowicz named Tacoma Rainiers Manager

, a former Major League catcher in parts of nine seasons, has been named by the Seattle Mariners as Manager of the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A West). Federowicz, 34, becomes the 11th manager of the club in the “Rainiers” era and Seattle affiliation, following his retirement as a player over 13 seasons and more than 1,000 professional games. (MILB.com)

Former UNC, MLB Catcher Tim Federowicz Announces Retirement

Former UNC catcher announced Tuesday that he’s retiring after a 14-year pro career. That included parts of eight seasons in the big leagues, as the right-handed hitting backstop logged MLB action each season from 2011-19 aside from 2015. Federowicz appeared with the Dodgers, Cubs, Giants, Astros, Reds, and Rangers during his career. (MLB Trade Rumors)

Daniel Bard re-signs with Colorado Rockies for one-year, $4.4 million

The Colorado Rockies took care of some business Tuesday, signing right-handed reliever to a one-year, $4.4 million deal. Bard, 36, whose comeback to the major leagues has been well documented, got the first big payday of his career in his third and final year of arbitration eligibility. His 67 appearances last year were second-most on the Rockies. (Denver Post)

Pittsburgh Pirates send Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings to Miami

Gold Glove catcher is coming to Miami. The Marlins acquired Stallings from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday in exchange for pitcher Zach Thompson and prospects Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott. Stallings, 31, is coming off the best season of his career. He earned his first Gold Glove for his handling of an inexperienced pitching staff. (Associated Press)

New Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kent Emanuel is ready to prove Astros made “mistake”

New Phillies pitcher has a chip on his shoulder and a bone to pick with his former team. After the Astros placed him on waivers, the Phillies claimed the pitcher. Emanuel had nothing but kind words for “‘Stros fans,” his teammates, coaches, and staff, but he made his feelings about the front office’s decision to place him on waivers crystal-clear. (That Ball's Outta Here)

6 Takeaways From The 2022 UNC Baseball Schedule Release

Home series against ACC foes Florida State, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, a series with East Carolina, and the annual game against South Carolina in Charlotte highlight the 2022 UNC baseball schedule. UNC and ECU renew their rivalry with another unique series to be held in three cities during the final weekend of February. (Boshamer Bulletin)

5 Things to know about new Phillies pitcher Kent Emanuel

One of Philadelphia's first roster moves was to acquire from the Houston Astros. The Phillies claimed the 29-year-old off waivers and added him to the 40-man roster. Before UCL surgery ended his debut season, Emanuel had a 2.55 ERA over 10 appearances for the Astros. Here are 5 things to know about the newest pitcher in red pinstripes. (That Ball's Outta Here)

Kent Emanuel Offers Heartfelt Goodbye to Houston on Twitter

No Major League Baseball pitcher might have a debut and story like with the Houston Astros. The rookie left-hander made his debut in April this season at 28-years-old, pitching 8.2 innings in relief to seal a victory. Emanuel was suspended during the 2020 season after testing positive for a banned substance. This didn’t stop Emanuel, though. (Climbing Tal's Hill)

Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings adds name to Gold Glove winners, excited to wear new label

Former North Carolina Tar Heel wouldn’t allow himself to look at the Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at his position until his name was on it, so the Pittsburgh Pirates catcher was excited to finally scan the list. Stallings called it a “dream come true” to be honored as the best defensive player at his position in the National League. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
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