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Daniel Bard adds another chapter to his unbelievable story

Ultimately, 's story became a feel-good one. The 35-year-old was informed earlier in the week that after not having appeared in a major league game he had made the Rockies' 30-man roster. And to top things off Saturday presented an actual opportunity to pitch. Well, let's just say the pitcher's career path just took another notable turn. (

Tar Heel Firsts: UNC’s first MLB Opening Day starter

One former North Carolina baseball player to get an Opening Day starting spot is , who did so pitching for the New York Mets in 2016. However, he was far from the first. To find the first Tar Heel to get that honor, you have to go back to 1957. Hal Brown was entering his seventh big league season and third with the Baltimore Orioles in 1957. (Tar Heel Blog)

Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton's 'next step' for '20? Breath control

For to take the next step in 2020, beats per minute will be as important as miles per hour. The young right-hander flashed plenty of potential in 2019, becoming the unexpected leader in starts and innings pitched for the Blue Jays, but found himself back in a competition this spring and summer after three veteran starters were brought in. (

Rockies' Daniel Bard hits 99 mph, picks up win in return to MLB after a seven-year absence

In the fifth inning of the Rockies' eventual win over the Rangers, reliever took the mound for Colorado. That's notable because in doing so Bard appeared in a major league game for the first time since April 27, 2013 -- i.e., more than seven years ago, or to be exact 2,646 days ago. Against all expectations, Bard has clawed his way back to the highest level. (CBS Sports)

How Rockies reliever Daniel Bard conquered the yips and returned to MLB seven years after he left it

Since ’s control problems forced him out of the game, Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado has won seven consecutive Gold Gloves. Now they are teammates. “It’s going to be a great story when Daniel comes back and pitches well,” said Rockies manager Bud Black. Star shortstop Trevor Story called Bard’s journey “incredible.” (Denver Post)

Royals Nearing Deal With Matt Harvey

The Royals are close to a deal with free agent right-hander , reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. It seems likely to be a minor league pact for the Scott Boras client, who would need to be added to Kansas City’s 60-man player pool before reporting to their alternate training site. A deal between the two sides is expected to be completed soon. (MLB Trade Rumors)

Trevor Kelley Makes Phillies' Opening-Day Roster

It was an up and down off-season for UNC product . He was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, but eventually found a home in Philadelphia. Now, he will be on the Phillies opening day roster when they start the season on Friday. The right-handed pitcher is one of 30 players that will begin the season against the Miami Marlins. (WWAY)

Nine Former UNC Baseball Players Named To MLB Opening-Day Rosters

Nine former Tar Heel baseball players have been named to MLB Opening Day rosters, organizations announced on Wednesday. , , Jacob Stallings, , Kyle Seager, Zac Gallen, Trent Thornton, Brian Goodwin and Chris Iannetta will all begin the 2020 baseball season, which begins tomorrow (July 23), on MLB rosters. (

Daniel Bard's Long Road Back From the Yips

From 2010 through most of ’11, was the most unhittable pitcher in baseball. Then he contracted baseball’s most mysterious ailment: the yips. Slowly, and then all at once, he lost the ability to throw the ball over the plate. Now, following a seemingly miraculous recovery at age 35, Bard has made the Colorado Rockies' Opening Day roster. (Sports Illustrated)

Former UNC baseball players gear up for MLB Opening Day

This week, Major League Baseball makes its return. With the season reduced to 60 games, teams that might not otherwise have a chance could make a run. While many organizations are filled with Tar Heels, only a select few will be able to make a large impact. Here is a look at how former members of the UNC baseball team could help their teams. (Daily Tar Heel)
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