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Day after trade deadline, Matt Harvey deal in August remains a strong possibility

Don't expect the trade rumors to go away just because it's Aug. 1 and he's still a Cincinnati Red. The Reds held onto the veteran pitcher at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline because they weren't crazy about the offers they received for him. But guess who tops the list of players who could be dealt before the Aug. 31 deadline for trades through waivers? (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Andrew Miller healthy, but will continue injury rehab

Beyond ensuring that is healthy, the Cleveland Indians want to make sure the veteran relief ace has regained his rhythm on the mound before activating him from the disabled list. Based on his recent Minor League rehab outings, Miller has yet to reach that point. "The good news is he's healthy," manager Terry Francona said prior to Sunday's game. (MLB.com)

Matt Harvey happy, but not surprised, to remain with Cincinnati Reds past trade deadline

As the final minutes of Tuesday’s Trade Deadline ticked down, Reds pitcher walked onto the field at Comerica Park to play catch alongside his teammates. When the clock moved past the 4 p.m. deadline, Harvey was still with the Reds. He said he wasn’t surprised, but he was happy. On the field, his teammates started high-fiving him in celebration. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Yankees trade Adam Warren to Mariners

The New York Yankees on Monday announced that they have acquired international signing bonus pool money from the Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher . Warren, 30, appeared in 24 games for the Yankees in 2018, posting an 0-1 record with a 2.70 ERA (30 innings, 26 hits, nine earned runs, 12 walks, 37 strikeouts and three home runs). (MLB.com)

How UNC pitcher Austin Bergner prepares the Chatham Anglers' mound before each home game

Austin Bergner has shut down opposing batters all season. The right-hander boasts a 2.38 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. Although he takes the mound just once a week to pitch, he spends more time with the Veterans Field bump than any other Anglers pitcher. The second-year Chatham player voluntarily refurbishes the mound before each home game. (Chatham Anglers)

UNC Baseball: Down the Stretch at the Cape Cod League

This baseball season on Cape Cod must have felt like it’s flown by for the Tar Heels that journeyed to Massachusetts following the College World Series. The regular season is almost over, and the Cape Cod League starts its last week of baseball before the playoffs this weekend. First off, Michael Busch got a shout out in the Chatham Anglers’ Notebook. (Tar Heel Blog)

Levi Michael continues effort to make an MLB roster

It has been a long slog for but the former UNC star just might finally make the show this year. Michael is in his seventh season of pro baseball. Things didn’t work out for Michael in the six years he was with the Minnesota Twins organization. He was a first-round draft pick in 2011 with expectations that he’d been in the Twins’ infield in a few years. (Lexington Dispatch)

Amid trade rumors, Matt Harvey sharp in Reds' win

did not want to speculate on his future with the Reds following his start in a 6-2 win over the Phillies on Saturday. "I'm not talking about that kind of stuff," Harvey said. With Tuesday's Trade Deadline approaching, Harvey's outing could very well have been his final one with Cincinnati. If that is indeed the case, his last impression was a strong one. (MLB.com)

Andrew Miller unfazed by shaky Double-A appearance

After three successful outings with Triple-A Columbus on a Minor League rehab assignment, Indians relief ace wasn't expecting a poor performance with Double-A Akron on Tuesday. Unfortunately for Miller, that's what happened. The left-hander was charged with four runs in one-third of an inning, allowing two hits and a walk without a strikeout. (MLB.com)

In the System: Blue Jays prospect Logan Warmoth

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted out of North Carolina in the first round of the 2017 MLB draft due in large part to his offensive prowess at the shortstop position. But it’s not just the bat that has members of the Blue Jays organization excited. “Logan is a very polished player all around,” said Blue Jays director of player development Gil Kim. (SportsNet.ca)

Andrew Miller nearing return to Tribe's bullpen

Relief ace continues to progress with his Minor League rehab assignment as his return to the Cleveland Indians approaches. The left-hander allowed a hit and struck out one during one shutout inning for Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, and he will throw again on Tuesday. If all goes to plan, Miller will be evaluated and return to Cleveland's bullpen. (MLB.com)

Pro career of Kyle Datres underway in Boise

It’s been a busy last two months for . The Loyalsock graduate had his spring semester end in mid-May, but that was just the beginning. Datres helped UNC reach the College World Series, then was drafted in the 12th round by the Colorado Rockies and now is getting his pro baseball career underway with the Boise Hawks of the Northwest League. (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)

UNC Baseball: Cape Cod Goes to Fenway Park

It’s All-Star time in the Cape Cod League. None of the Tar Heels that are spending their summer on the shores of Massachusetts were selected due to their late arrival. Still, players from the Cape had a chance to show off their skills in front of Major League scouts leading into the game. Michael Busch pulled off an impressive two home run game on Saturday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Meet Skye Bolt of the Midland RockHounds

Former North Carolina and current Midland RockHounds center fielder, , is ranked No. 63 on the Best Minor League Player Names of 2018. We caught up with him to get to know the 24-year-old a little better and asked him as many questions has he could answer in one minute. Watch the video to meet . (NewsWest9)

Detours behind him, Colin Moran manning third base for Pittsburgh Pirates

’s story hasn’t been one of going zero-to-60. But it has had extreme elements. His manager, Clint Hurdle, addressing the media before the Pirates took batting practice, was speaking in general terms when he said, “Sometimes the game just throws things at you to see how you handle them.” A lot has been thrown Moran’s way in a short time. (Lower Hudson Journal News)
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