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Miami Marlins to call up Zac Gallen

is set to make his MLB debut, and it will come against the organization that gave him his first chance in pro baseball. The Miami Marlins are expected to call up Gallen, the club’s No. 18 overall prospect according to MLBPipeline, from Triple A New Orleans to start their series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday at Busch Stadium. (Miami Herald)

Blue Jays’ Trent Thornton delivers win and message in Houston

It was admittedly a little weird for when the right-hander made his major-league debut in Toronto in March, wearing a Blue Jays jersey. Thornton came up through the Houston Astros system, selected by the team in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. He spent almost two full seasons honing his craft with the Astros’ Triple-A affiliate. (Toronto Star)

UNC's Baseball Seniors Meant So Much

brought the Tar Heels within one win of returning to the College World Series, a feat many fans deemed improbable after UNC dropped four of its last six ACC regular-season games. Even then, Busch never wavered in his determination to get Carolina back to Omaha. That made last Monday's loss against Auburn that much more painful. (

North Carolina Baseball Summer Placements

Fifteen Tar Heels are competing in summer leagues in 2019 with four players spending time in the Cape Cod League, the prestigious Massachusetts wooden bat league. The remaining 11 are in the Coastal Plain League. Cape Cod Baseball League: Caden O'Brien, Harwich; Joey Lancellotti, Orleans; Austin Love, Orleans; Danny Serretti, Orleans. (

Aaron Sabato Named ABCA First-Team All-American

Aaron Sabato was named American Baseball Coaches Association First-Team All-American. The ACC Freshman of the Year has earned All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game, and Baseball America, along with NCBWA National Freshman Hitter of the Year. Sabato was the only freshman selected to the ABCA first or second team. (

Facing team that traded him, Trent Thornton excels

Who could blame if he brought a little extra something with him to his start against the Houston Astros on Sunday? That's not to suggest Thornton isn't determined to win every time he takes the mound. But when a pitcher faces the team that drafted him, developed him and later, traded him, he might be just a tad more focused. (

UNC Baseball: 2019 Final Statistics

Aaron Sabato, the 2019 ACC Freshman of the Year, was named the NCBWA National Freshman Hitter of the Year, third-team D1 Baseball All-American, and third-team All-American by Baseball America this week. Collegiate Baseball also named him a first-team All-American, freshman All-American and Co-National Freshman of the Year. (Tar Heel Blog)

Blue Jays' Trent Thornton aiming to show Astros what they missed out on

envisioned his major league debut with the Astros, the organization which plucked him from North Carolina with a fifth-round selection in the 2015 draft. Friends within the organization are aplenty. Most are up in the major leagues now, the consequence of the Astros' accumulation of injuries. Thornton's here, too, just in another uniform. (Houston Chronicle)

J.B Bukauskas, pitching for Astros' Double-A team, continues to turn around season

turned in his best performance of 2019 as he continues to turn around his season. A 2017 first-round Draft pick, Bukauskas spent time across five levels last season, going 4-2 with a 2.14 ERA. The University of North Carolina product said that changing how he sequences pitches and attacks hitters helped him in his last few starts. (

Busch, Sabato, Baum Earn All-Region Baseball Honors

The 2019 ABCA NCAA Div. I All-Region teams have been announced in all eight regions after a vote by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association. North Carolina's and Aaron Sabato were named to the NCAA Div. I Atlantic All-Region First Team and was named to the NCAA Div. I Atlantic All-Region Second Team. (

If you like baseball, I have a guy for you to go watch - Zac Gallen

As the Triple-A team for one of the worst clubs in the Major Leagues in recent baseball history – the Miami Marlins – there hasn’t been a lot of players in Triple-A with the Baby Cakes that area baseball fans have been rushing to go watch play. But there’s one now and his name is . Gallen has been dominating the Pacific Coast League this season. (Daily Comet)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Former UNC Basketball Assistant Joe Holladay, Summer Update, and More

North Carolina Baseball's season ends in the Super Regional ending the UNC athletic year, and former Tar Heel Basketball assistant joins The Pod to talk about working with for 20 years, what changed to allow the 2005 team to win it all, and just how close was Kevin Durant to coming to UNC. Plus new Pod World HQ update and more. (
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