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Andrew Miller makes it ‘Miller Time’ for AL Central Champion Cleveland Indians

helped his Cleveland Indians teammates celebrate their third-straight American League Central Division title in a way only he could. It was "Miller Time" in the Tribe clubhouse Saturday when the team clinched with 50 fridges full of Miller Lite. The guys also got Miller Lite cornhole boards. Last year, Miller stacked up coolers full of beer at his teammates' lockers. (FOX 8 Cleveland)

Levi Michael completes his best minor league baseball season

has played seven years of professional baseball and 2018 - his first in the New York Mets organization - was by far his best. Simply put, Michael was one of the best players in the Double-A Eastern League. He led his team, the Binghamton Mets, with a .305 batting average. Michael hit a career-high 10 home runs to go along with 36 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. (Lexington Dispatch)

Will the Cleveland Indians get vintage Andrew Miller for their playoff push?

The Cleveland Indians need lefty to be the 2016 -- the most feared reliever in the American League -- if the team expects to go anywhere in the postseason. In 10 playoff appearances during the club's 2016 World Series run, Miller struck out 30 of 73 batters faced and limited the opposition to a .233 on-base percentage in 19 1/3 innings. (

Indians activate Andrew Miller from disabled list

The Cleveland Indians announced on Monday that reliever has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Miller, 33, went back on the disabled list on August 27 with an external impingement in his left shoulder. That marked the third stint on the DL for the lefty this season. He missed time between late May and early August with a right knee injury. (NBC Sports)

Rookie Colin Moran shows advanced eye at plate

It might be easy to forget that , underneath his bushy red beard, is still a rookie. The 25-year-old has a low-key personality that makes it seem like he's been here before. He hasn't. Moran is in the final month of his first full Major League season, an up-and-down year full of lessons for the former first-round pick. "I had to experience a lot of stuff to learn from it." (

UNC Baseball Fall Scrimmages & World Series Dates Set

The North Carolina baseball team will host Walter State on Saturday, Sept., 29 and the College of Charleston on Saturday, Oct. 6, before holding its annual Fall World Series intrasquad games October 12-14. Both scrimmages against Walter State and College of Charleston will take place at 12 noon. Admission to scrimmages and all three Fall World Series games is free. (

Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller says 'it's full speed ahead' after encouraging bullpen session

Terry Francona knew the news was going to be good before he heard it. Pitching coach Carl Willis had just watched throw his first bullpen session since he went on the disabled list for the third time on Aug. 29 with an impingement in his left shoulder. Willis told Francona that the "ball came out really hot" from Miller's left hand in the visitor's bullpen Thursday. (

Former UNC baseball players making their mark in the pros

Although the North Carolina baseball team’s 2018 season ended on June 20, North Carolina fans still have a reason to watch the sport on the professional level. Ten former Tar Heel players have seen action in the MLB this year, including , and countless more have made a mark in the minor leagues, led by 2017 first-team All-American . (Daily Tar Heel)

Matt Harvey looks back, regrets 'mistakes' in New York

The days after the Mets designated for assignment were fraught with "a lot of tears, a lot of sad moments," as Harvey recalls three months later. Unsure of his future in the middle of the season, Harvey huddled with his agent, Scott Boras, in Los Angeles. He buried himself in golf, doing anything to avoid thinking about his stunted career. "It was tough," Harvey said. (

J.B. Bukauskas Dominates in Double-A Debut

There'd been more than a few stops this year for pitcher before he arrived in Corpus Christi. Making his Double-A debut, the Astros No. 8 prospect gave up one hit over six innings as the Hooks celebrated their second-half division title with a 2-0 blanking of San Antonio on Sunday at Nelson Wolff Stadium. Bukauskas began the year with Class A Quad Cities. (

Andrew Miller's return to DL a painful blow to Indians bullpen

is the Indians’ Indispensable Guy. Now is hurt. Again. At the worst possible time. In the 2016 postseason, Miller went from lineup road grader to postseason punch-in-the-nose. He appeared in 10 of the Indians’ 14 postseason games and had a 1.40 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 19 innings. That’s the indispensable guy the Indians have played most of 2018 without. (The Chronicle-Telegram)

Andrew Miller thinks there's still time to save his lost season

is dealing with the disappointment of landing on the disabled list for the third time this year, but the left-hander is confident there is still a chance to save a lost season. “Fortunately, we’ve got a lot of good people in place to deal with that kind of mental side of this,” Miller said Wednesday night. "I feel like I’m in a place that I’ll be able to contribute at the end of the year." (The Chronicle-Telegram)
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