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Summer Baseball Dispatches: J.B. Bukauskas
J.B Bukauskas finished his summer with the Collegiate National Team last month with a series win in Cuba. For the summer, Bukauskas posted a 0.00 ERA in 21.2 innings of work. He allowed just seven hits and one unearned run, striking out 21. "This summer was a whirlwind. I am glad to be back in the United States and getting ready to head back to Chapel Hill."
Robert Woodard, Jesse Wierzbicki To Join UNC Baseball Staff
UNC career wins leader Robert Woodard and former standout first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki have been hired to complete the North Carolina baseball coaching staff, head coach Mike Fox announced Thursday. Woodard returns to Chapel Hill after three seasons at Virginia Tech, while Wierzbicki spent the 2016 season at Elon.
Andrew Miller on joining Indians: ‘Excited to play for team with city behind them’
The Indians newest player Andrew Miller talked at a press conference on Monday, a day after Cleveland added him to their bullpen. Miller said initially he was shocked, then ultimately excited when he heard about the trade. He said he’s “excited to play for a team with a city behind them. People are excited to watch important baseball games.”
Yankees trade Andrew Miller to Indians
Yankees pitcher Andrew Miller was traded to the Indians early Sunday, a source confirmed, sending the All-Star closer to Cleveland for the rest of this year and the next two seasons. According to reports, the Yankees will receive Cleveland’s top prospect, outfielder Clint Frazier, as well as lefthander Justus Sheffield, who was ranked as the Tribe’s No. 5 prospect.
Nebraska baseball adds graduate transfer Alex Raburn from UNC
Nebraska baseball picks up senior graduate transfer Alex Raburn from the University of North Carolina, according to a report from HuskersOnline.com. Raburn is a utility player and started at all four infield positions his sophomore year.
For Kyle Seager, power was needed for him to find a role with Mariners
Kyle Seager hit his 20th home run of the year on Tuesday. That gave him his fifth season with 20 or more homers, something that only five others – Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Raul Ibanez and Alex Rodriguez – have done in Mariners history. “That’s definitely an accomplishment for me. It’s something I didn’t think I would be able to do."
Kyle Seager is baseball’s unsung hero
He’s a big reason the Seattle Mariners have been in contention all season, and he will be a big reason for their success if they make it to the playoffs. I am of course talking about Kyle Seager. His reputation preceded him before his call-up to the big club in 2011. He was an athletic, glove-first guy who could draw walks.
UNC Pitching Coach Bryant Gaines Named Assistant at Liberty
New Liberty baseball coach Scott Jackson has announced the addition of Bryant Gaines as an assistant coach. Gaines joins the Liberty staff after four seasons as a member of the North Carolina coaching staff. A former UNC pitcher and member of four consecutive College World Series teams, Gaines assisted in all aspects of the Tar Heels’ program.
Summer Baseball Dispatches: Kyle Datres
Kyle Datres: I am here in Baltimore, Maryland, playing for the Redbirds in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League with fellow Tar Heels Utah Jones and Cole Aker. We just finished our 40-game regular season in first place, and we are starting the playoffs now. We have all had great and successful summer seasons. I can’t wait to get back to the Bosh.
Pitcher Adam Warren Happy to Be Back With Yankees
Seven months after he was traded, Adam Warren is a Yankee again, having arrived in the clubhouse Tuesday, a day after he was reacquired as part of a package the team received for closer Aroldis Chapman. “It kind of feels like home,” Warren said. “I enjoyed my time in Chicago. It just didn’t work out. I’m happy to come back somewhere that I’m comfortable.”
UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network
As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer.
Mariners’ Kyle Seager on his brother, Dodgers’ Corey Seager: ‘There’s competitiveness there’
Born seven years apart, it’s hard to confuse Kyle Seager and his younger brother Corey for identical twins, until you see how the pair have fared at the plate this year. The Mariners third baseman heads into Tuesday’s action sporting a robust .283/.360/.522 batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage line.
Adam Warren traded back to Yankees, role still undecided
In making his recommendation to ownership, Brian Cashman knew the inclusion of Adam Warren in an Aroldis Chapman deal would be a significant selling point. "We got a Major League piece that was a high-performer for this franchise for the last few years," Cashman said. "That was important. I think I can represent that was important for Hal Steinbrenner.”
Report: Yankees ‘close’ to trading Aroldis Chapman, will keep Andrew Miller
The New York Yankees have told teams they are close to making a trade that would ship out closer Aroldis Chapman, according to multiple reports. The Yankees, meanwhile, are planning to retain left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, according to reports. Reports indicate that the Nationals, Cubs, Giants and Indians are among the teams interested in Chapman.
Matt Harvey watches the Mets from his hospital bed while recovering from surgery
He has one less rib, but Matt Harvey is one step closer to getting back on the field. On Wednesday, Harvey tweeted a picture of himself lying in his hospital bed and watching the Mets-Cubs game while recovering from his surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome.