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Astros' Colin Moran suffers facial fracture, concussion after foul ball off face

Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran has been diagnosed with a concussion and facial fracture. Moran, who was placed on the disabled list, will be meeting with doctors over the the next few days to determine if surgery is necessary. The 24-year-old was injured Saturday against the Baltimore Orioleswhen his own foul ball deflected off his bat and into his face. (USA Today)

Astros' Colin Moran hospitalized after fouling pitch off face

Only one day after being called up to the Houston Astros, third baseman Colin Moran was carted off the field against the Baltimore Orioles in the top of the sixth inning in what was a scary moment for everyone inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Moran fouled off a delivery from O's right-hander Darren O’Day, but the ball ricocheted backwards into Moran’s own face. (USA Today)

Astros' Colin Moran carted off after fouling ball off his face

Astros third baseman Colin Moran required the assistance of a cart to leave the field after fouling a ball off his face in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game against the Orioles. Moran appeared to sustain a cut below his left eye. Appearing too woozy to walk off the field, he was tended to on the grass by two trainers and Astros manager A.J. Hinch. (Houston Chronicle)

Astros' Colin Moran gets customary silent treatment after first career HR

Houston Astros infielder Colin Moran didn’t wait long to make an impression on the American League West leaders Friday, homering in his first game since being recalled Tuesday off Orioles left-hander Richard Bleier. Moran, who was making his 2017 debut, was starting at third Friday while Alex Bregman moved to shortstop in place of injured All-Star Carlos Correa. (FanRag Sports)

Matt Harvey passes first test

A day after Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey threw off flat ground for the first time since suffering injuries, neither reported any problems. Though that may sound insignificant, at Citi Field, a day without setbacks is noteworthy. “[Harvey] feels real good and Noah said he could tell he played catch for the first time,” manager Terry Collins said. (New York Post)

Matt Harvey is letting Mets’ medical staff off the hook

Matt Harvey doesn’t want you to blame the Mets medical staff for his latest stint on the disabled list. The once formidable right-hander believes if he was smarter about informing the team of the significance of his latest injury, his time away from the mound would’ve been much shorter. “It’s my fault for [staying out there]. I should’ve said a lot more earlier,” Harvey said. (New York Post)

Zac Gallen named Texas League Pitcher of the Week

Springfield Cardinals RHP Zac Gallen has been named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for July 10-16. Gallen, 21, dominated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in his lone start of the week on Sunday, helping pace the Cardinals to the 6-0 shutout win. The Gibbsboro, North Carolina alum has gone 2-2 with a 2.35 ERA through five starts with Springfield this season. (MILB.com)

Matt Harvey: I pitched through pain before telling Mets' docs

A few weeks ago, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey returned home to Connecticut and watched his nieces and nephew toss around a baseball. His dad quickly shouted from a distance: "Don't throw it," Harvey recalled, still in the middle of recovering from a stress injury to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder. There were no such objections on Monday afternoon. (NJ.com)

Astros prospect Colin Moran shines in AAA All-Star Game

Derek Fisher, Max Stassi and Colin Moran each served as Fresno's representatives for the Pacific Coast League in a 6-4 victory over the International League, and Moran got the scoring initiated for PCL. Moran hit a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning off of righthanded Phillies prospect Tom Eshelman, tying the game at one. (Houston Chronicle)

North Carolina Baseball Season Review

Led by consensus All-Americans and first-round MLB Draft selections J.B. Bukauskas and Logan Warmoth, the Tar Heels re-established themselves as one of the powerhouse programs in college baseball. Joining Bukauskas and Warmoth as All-Americans were Brian Miller and Josh Hiatt, and that foursome shares the team's S.H. Basnight MVP Awards. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Michael Busch

Michael Busch here, writing from up in the Northwoods League. I am currently playing for the St. Cloud Rox. My experience so far has been tremendous, the players and coaches are to be blamed for that. After a great start to the season, we had won the first half title for the first time since our head coach has been here, which was awesome. (GoHeels.com)

Muscles in Matt Harvey's Throwing Shoulder Half the Size of His Other Shoulder

Matt Harvey went on the disabled list on June 15th. The thoracic outlet procedure left Harvey with weakness in the muscles behind his throwing shoulder, which led to problems as he tried to pitch during the first half. Only after Harvey went on the DL did doctors discover that the muscles behind his right shoulder were roughly half the size of those on his left. (The Big Lead)

'It's a passion project': Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta owns award-winning winery

When he was a rookie, Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta and his teammates would often go out to enjoy steak dinners that included premium bottles of wine. The experience awoke a passion for wine within Iannetta, and it led to the creation of JACK Winery, a business he and former Los Angeles Angels teammate Vernon Wells founded five years ago. (ABC 15)

Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller gets All-Star Game save with a taste of revenge

For the second straight year an Indians' pitcher made his mark on the All-Star Game. Last year Corey Kluber was the winning pitcher in the last All-Star Game to decide home-field advantage in the World Series. Tuesday night Andrew Miller came out of the bullpen and pitched a scoreless 10th inning to earn the save in the AL's 2-1 victory. (Cleveland.com)

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