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Kyle Seager nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

is admired for his workmanlike demeanor. That’s also how the 33-year-old Mariners third baseman carries himself off the field, specifically with his charitable efforts. Seager has become one of the most active members in the community. On Tuesday, Seager was recognized as the Mariners’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. (MLB.com)

UNC Fall Baseball Schedule Set

UNC will face off against Walters State and national runner-up Vanderbilt this fall in preparation for the 2022 college baseball season. The Tar Heels host Walters State on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium before hosting Vanderbilt on Friday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. The Tar Heels also will begin its Fall World Series on Friday, Oct. 8. (GoHeels.com)

Jacob Stallings named Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2021 Roberto Clemente Award nominee

The Pittsburgh Pirates have named the team’s nominee for this year’s Roberto Clemente Award, given to the Major League Baseball player who "best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions on and off the field." Stallings says he became emotional. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

UNC Baseball Fall Scrimmage Notes

UNC took the field last Monday at Boshamer Stadium for its first baseball scrimmage of the fall. The Tar Heels followed that up with scrimmages Friday and Saturday. After going 2-for-4 with two RBI in UNC's first scrimmage, freshman Vance Honeycutt continued to show why the San Francisco Giants picked him in the 20th round of July’s MLB Draft. (Boshamer Bulletin)

If this is Kyle Seager’s last season in a Mariners uniform, he’s going to make it count

The Seattle Mariners hold a club option for ’s contract in 2022. If they exercise it, he’ll be back for one last dance with the team that drafted him in 2009, hoping he’d be a solid utility player. If they decline, he will be a free agent. In a season that could’ve been filled anxiety about an uncertain future, there is a relaxed peace to Seager. (The Spokesman-Review)

Seattle Mariners: The underappreciated Kyle Seager

When one thinks of baseball's best players, does not come to mind. He has been a solid part of the Seattle Mariners over his career, a former All Star and Gold Glove winner. However, he has gone overshadowed. That may need to change. Seager has been a solid player and more productive than some surprising players in that same span. (Call to the Pen)

First-round draft pick Aaron Sabato concentrates on contact as he joins Cedar Rapids

The batting average with him is rather insignificant. If you want to know if of the Cedar Rapids Kernels is doing the things the parent Minnesota Twins drafted him for in the first round last year, you need to focus on his slugging percentage and his OPS. "If I put the bat on the ball, I can hit it just as hard as anybody in professional baseball." (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

In 11th MLB season, Kyle Seager takes on new role as mentor: “he’s an inspiration”

If there’s one person the Seattle Mariners' young core of players turns to, it’s . A massive roster turnover led the 11-year veteran to embrace the role of mentor, especially as players gear up for meaningful games in September — something many of them have yet to face. You learn to love . He’s a "constant." He’s an inspiration. (The Olympian)

Colin Moran thriving for Pittsburgh Pirates since return from injury

On June 28, was hit by a pitch resulting in a left wrist fracture that would sideline him for an extended period of time. Moran missed all of July, but was able to rehab the injury in order to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup in early August. Since he returned to action August 5, the 28-year-old former UNC standout has been on a tear. (Keeping It Heel)

Colin Moran quells concerns over hand injury by powering Pirates since his return from IL

was batting .297 with four home runs and 19 RBI in his first 32 games, so Pirates manager Derek Shelton worried the fracture of the left pisiform bone, located on the outer half of the base of his hand, would affect not only his swing but the grip strength of one of the Pirates’ top power bats. The injury hasn’t hindered the lefty-hitting Moran. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
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