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Andrew Miller's first live BP draws respect from teammates

Brandon Guyer introduced himself to left-hander last August. Both players had just been traded to the Indians, so Cleveland's new outfielder -- best known for his ability to hit left-handed pitching -- had a message for his new Tribe teammate. "I said, 'Nice to meet you, man. I'm glad I don't have to face you again,'" Guyer recalled with a laugh on Monday. (

No. 9 Diamond Heels Welcome Gardner-Webb Wednesday

No. 9 North Carolina hosts its first midweek game of the season Wednesday when the Tar Heels welcome in-state foe Gardner-Webb at 3 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is 3-0 on the year after a sweep of Kentucky last weekend. Gardner-Webb is 2-2. Sophomore right-hander Cole Aker will get the start for UNC opposite GWU's Landon Mitchell. (

Mike Fox reaches 800 wins at UNC

North Carolina head baseball coach notched his 800th UNC in Sunday's 5-4 win over Kentucky. Fox began his 19th season as the Tar Heels coach this weekend. Fox is Carolina's winningest coach in program history. (Carolina Blue)

Diamond Heels Hold Steady at No. 9 in Top 25

The UNC baseball team opened 2017 with a bang this past weekend at Boshamer Stadium with its three-game sweep over the Kentucky Wildcats. As a result, the Diamond Heels held their spot at No. 9 in the Top 25. Not much movement took place at the top of the poll this week, with the top nine teams staying exactly as they were in the preseason. (

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

North Carolina baseball coach : "Our players are a year older and veterans and we emphasized to hit the ball with a little more authority. You never know when you hit a ball if it is in the gap and it is not as easy a thing that you can control as people think. We need to hit with more power this year certainly and give us more opportunities to score runs." (Inside Carolina)

Looking into reasons why Los Angeles Angels signed Dustin Ackley

A good benchmark to measure his real abilities would be his 2015 season, although there wasn’t any substantial difference in batting — he hit .231/.284/.429 in 108 games. The good news: he’s stronger defensively. He is capable of any out fielding position and can play first and second base when needed. (Outside Pitch MLB)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Sweeps Kentucky as Mike Fox Wins No. 800

and Tyler Lynn homered in support of Luca Dalatri, who picked up his first career win to give No. 9 North Carolina a 5-4 victory and a series sweep of Kentucky Sunday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Dalatri allowed four runs over seven innings to win his UNC debut and picked up his 800th victory as the head coach of the Tar Heels. (

Indians' Andrew Miller will return to set-up role

En route to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rewrote the book on bullpen usage during the postseason. He brought ace setup man into games as early as the fifth inning. On Saturday, Francona confirmed he will stick with Allen as his closer this season and continue to use Miller as a setup man. (CBS Sports)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Hangs On For 6-5 Win

drove in three runs and Josh Hiatt picked up his second four-out save in as many days as No. 9 North Carolina held off a late rally to beat Kentucky 6-5 Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Jason Morgan allowed just one run on five hits over 5.2 innings to get the win for the Tar Heels, who will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon at 1. (

No. 9 UNC Baseball Opens 2017 With 3-1 Win Over Kentucky

Preseason All-American struck out 10 over six shutout innings as No. 9 UNC started its 2017 season on a winning note with a 3-1 victory over visiting Kentucky Friday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). drove in a pair of runs and Josh Hiatt picked up a four-out save in his collegiate debut to lift the Tar Heels to their 18th season-opening win in 19 years. (

Matt Harvey, Mets hoping for healthy, drama-free 2017 season

The missing rib, removed from the upper right side of his chest, was easily forgotten about by . Not being able to feel his right hand, the one he uses to grip a baseball, well, that was alarming. As Harvey spoke Monday about the past seven months since the surgery to correct his thoracic outlet syndrome, the missing hand still haunted him. (Newsday)

Tar Heels Seeking Power at the Plate

After finishing near the bottom of the ACC in various batting statistics, is tweaking UNC’s approach at the plate. Power has not been UNC’s strength in recent years. Last season, the Tar Heels ranked 11th in the league in home runs, 11th in doubles and 10th in slugging percentage. Adding power back into the lineup has been an offseason focus. (Inside Carolina)

UNC shortstop Logan Warmoth ready to prove you wrong

has always taken the extra step to establish himself on the field. Now, the North Carolina junior is among the top middle infielders in the country. He’s all too familiar to being overshadowed, but think twice before doubting the 6-foot shortstop. He’ll prove you wrong. Today, the No. 12 Tar Heels open their season at home at 3 p.m. against Kentucky. (Daily Tar Heel)

Matt Harvey determined to regain dominant form

For three days following surgery to remove a rib from his torso, could not feel his right hand. He thought about his future in baseball and the past he might be leaving behind, not so far removed from his perch as one of baseball's best pitchers. "It was kind of an unknown feeling," Harvey said. (

Tar Heel baseball ready to start anew

UNC’s baseball team didn’t figure to be back in this position again. But the Tar Heels embark on another season coming off a spring without an NCAA Tournament bid. “It’s over with. Move on. Be in the present,” junior shortstop said. “We’re hungry.” Long a prominent team in the postseason, the Tar Heels have missed out on back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. (Burlington Times News)
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