Turner's Take: Their Time
Believe it or not, it's been 11 years since "Chad Flack just sent Carolina to Omaha." Ten years since a freshman class that included Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager and Alex White sent them back. Eight years since the White-Warren-Harvey weekend rotation. Four years since Brian Holberton and the Tar Heels slid around Brett Austin and NC State in Omaha.
Dustin Ackley working his way back from major injury
After signing a minor league deal in February with the Los Angeles Angels, Dustin Ackley, the former second overall draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2009 MLB draft, is working to get back to full health. Ackley is bouncing between playing first base and being the designated hitter for the Salt Lake Bees. It is a way for him to take pressure off his recovery.
Angels' Dustin Ackley Reassigned to minors
Dustin Ackley was reassigned to the Los Angeles Angels' minor-league camp on Friday. It serves as another indication that Ackley will begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he will continue to rehab his ailing shoulder. The lefty had just five hits in 10 Cactus League games this spring, so he'll look to boost both his health and overall production in the minors.
Dustin Ackley working to be ready by Opening Day
Dustin Ackley is in Angels camp as a non-roster invitee, still rehabbing the right shoulder he had surgically repaired after injuring it last season with the Yankees. He's not close to being ready to play in games and has opt-out clauses in his Minor League deal if he doesn't make the team. "I'm just trying to get my shoulder ready and make sure I'm healthy," Ackley said.
UNC Baseball 2017 Promotional Schedule Released
The 2017 North Carolina baseball promotional schedule is highlighted by the return of some Boshamer Stadium favorites, including two Bark at the Bosh dates (March 28 & May 18) and our postgame fireworks show on April 28. Some new promotions this season include Dustin Ackley Bobblehead Night on May 19 and Postgame Movie Night on May 20.
Angels Sign Dustin Ackley To Minor League Deal
The Angels have announced the signing of infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley to a minor league contract. The deal comes with an invitation to spring training for Ackley. Ackley figures to vie for a bench role behind Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa, first base options Luis Valbuena, C.J. Cron and Albert Pujols, and outfielders Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun and Cameron Maybin.
After 2016 Snubs, UNC, Oregon State Seek Return To Past Glory Days
Last year, the Tar Heels retired the number of 2006 College Player of the Year Andrew Miller. This year, the Heels are retiring Dustin Ackley’s No. 13. Ackley was the national Freshman of the Year in 2007, kicking off a career in which he hit .412 for three seasons. It’s the 10th anniversary for the ’07 CWS. The nice, round number makes it natural to celebrate.
Dustin Ackley's Number To Be Retired Jan. 26
Former Carolina great and 2009 Rivals.com National Player of the Year Dustin Ackley will have his No. 13 retired in a ceremony during the UNC-Virginia Tech basketball game on Jan. 26 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Ackley is set to become the fourth player in program history to receive this unique honor, joining Dave Lemonds, B.J. Surhoff and Andrew Miller.
Dustin Ackley Released by Yankees
Dustin Ackley was released by the Yankees on Friday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports. The former No. 2 overall pick will be looking for a new team after losing most of his 2016 to a torn labrum that required surgery. Ackley hasn't posted an above average OPS since his rookie year in 2011 while also moving into a corner role on defense.
Yankees utility man Dustin Ackley to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
Yankees utility man Dustin Ackley will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder this week, ending his season. It’s unclear whether Ackley will be ready for the start of next season, but manager Joe Girardi said he hopes the infielder/outfielder will be “close to ready” next spring.
The Yankees will use Austin Romine as the backup first baseman for the immediate future.
UNC’s Andrew Miller, Dustin Ackley try to help Yankees rebound
Last season was one of transition and adjustment for relief pitcher Andrew Miller and infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley, a pair of former UNC baseball first-round draft picks who never played together in Chapel Hill but are now teammates with the New York Yankees.
Dustin Ackley embracing utility role with Yankees
Dustin Ackley has found himself in a New York Yankees uniform because he's a player that can bring a lot to the table. The Yankees acquired him last season before the deadline last season. Able to play up to four different positions, Ackley's versatility will be fully utilized in every corner of Joe Girardi's defensive schemes.
Dustin Ackley set to play pivotal role for Yankees in 2016
With starter Mark Teixeira down due to various injuries the past few years, there's a solid chance Dustin Ackley will see significant playing time at first base in 2016 as well as in the outfield. Ackley played 27.0 innings there last year for the Yankees and spent three years playing nearly every game in college at first. It's a spot, unlike second, where he doesn't have to get reacclimated.
Dustin Ackley receives raise, avoids arbitration
The New York Yankees announced Friday that they avoided arbitration with two players—right-hander Michael Pineda and utility infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley. A person with knowledge of Yankees personnel decisions confirmed to NJ Advance Media that Pineda will be paid $4.3 million for 2016 and Ackley will make $3.2 million.
Yankees hitting coach believes Dustin Ackley's September success can carry into 2016
Newly-promoted New York Yankees hitting coach Alan Cockrell knows a thing or two about Dustin Ackley, and also a thing or two about the specter of high expectations....So, when the untrained eye perhaps saw Dustin Ackley, a .243 career hitter with a .215 average in 2015, as a reclamation project when the Yankees acquired him from Seattle in July, Cockrell saw opportunity.