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Mariners Catcher Chris Iannetta finds passion off the field in wine industry
Chris Iannetta has been playing professional baseball for over a decade. In 2012, the catcher was with the Angels when he became friends with teammates Vernon Wells. "We were just kicking around ideas of what would be a good business venture and we both love wine and we said that'd be kind of cool." Their winery took life, starting with a tasting in 2014.
Matt Harvey: 'It's been a struggle mechanically pretty much all year'
Matt Harvey expressed satisfaction with limiting the damage against him Thursday. Still, the Dark Knight felt like he fell back into a mechanical rut in the New York Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Harvey allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision.
Pirates’ catcher Jacob Stallings records first big league hit
The Pittsburgh Pirates were on the wrong end of a blowout against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday evening. However, the club did manage to salvage one bright spot from the forgettable outing as catcher Jacob Stallings registered the first hit of his major league career. Coming on a RBI double in the seventh inning, the 26-year-old catcher finished the outing 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jacob Stallings Becomes 65th Tar Heel In MLB
Four-year Carolina baseball letterman Jacob Stallings became the 65th player in program history to reach the Major Leagues when he was called up to start Sunday for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A leader on two College World Series teams in his career from 2009-12, Stallings is the 10th Tar Heel to appear in an MLB game this season.
Mariners’ Chris Iannetta shows no signs of slowing down despite heavy workload
If Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta has his way, he’ll be in the starting lineup Friday night at Fenway Park in Boston. It doesn’t matter that he caught 13 innings in Wednesday night’s loss and nine more Thursday afternoon in Seattle’s 6-4 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Iannetta went 3 for 5 with an RBI.
Summer Baseball Dispatches: Logan Warmoth
Logan Warmouth: "I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer back in Chapel Hill. This summer, I am playing for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League. There are some familiar UNC faces here with me. On my Whitecaps team I'm playing alongside my teammates Zack Gahagan and Hansen Butler."
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings makes dad proud
Pitt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings got a surprise Father's Day present: a trip to Wrigley Field to see his son make his big league debut with the Pirates. On Sunday, with catcher Chris Stewart nursing a sore left knee, rookie Jacob Stallings was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis.
UNC in MLB: 2016 Draft recap
Day 1 No Tar Heels were drafted in the first or second round. These are obviously your blue chippers and good players who teams can have cheap. That’s another weird thing about the MLB draft, the rookie pool. Regardless with the Heels having a down season, the lack of day one picks shouldn’t be surprising.
Pittsburgh Pirates call up catcher Jacob Stallings
The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted catcher Jacob Stallings from Class AAA Indianapolis before Sunday’s game, adding insurance at the position with Chris Stewart dealing with various injuries. Stallings was hitting .199/.242/.340 in 153 plate appearances with Indianapolis. Jason Rogers was optioned back to Indy to make room. The 40-man roster is now full.
Jacob Stallings catching on as backstop prospect
Jacob Stallings, who was drafted out of North Carolina with the Pirates' seventh-round pick in 2012, hasn't been a key contributor for Triple-A Indianapolis at the plate this season. He entered Friday hitting .200 with four home runs and just six walks to 35 strikeouts. But behind the plate, where Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor asked him to produce, Stallings has.
One so-so Matt Harvey start no cause for Mets to panic
The good news is Matt Harvey didn't say anything about feeling lost. He lost a game, but he didn't look defeated. Although he gave up four runs in six innings and lost a game to the Atlanta Braves, what happened to Harvey on Friday night shouldn't be of any lasting concern to the New York Mets.
Reilly Hovis sheds nerves, pitches gem in pro debut
Reilly Hovis made his professional debut on Friday night after a year-long hiatus and his elbow on his mind. Despite the nervousness, Hovis got off to a strong start in the New York-Penn League season opener. He fanned the first batter of the game and faced the minimum through five innings, totaling two strikeouts without issuing a walk.
Tyler Ramirez, Zach Rice sign pro contracts
Tyler Ramirez and Zach Rice signed pro contracts this week after being selected in last week's MLB draft. Ramirez, who played the last three seasons at UNC, signed with the Oakland Athletics after being drafted in the seventh round last week. Rice, at one time a teammate of Ramirez's at UNC, was picked by the Atlanta Braves in the three-day MLB draft.
Yankees' Andrew Miller addresses trade rumors
Yankees reliever Andrew Miller was on the phone Thursday morning with a financial advisor when a question other than investing money was thrown his way. The guy wanted to know if the recent rumors about Miller possibly being moved before baseball's July 31 trade deadline are true. "I certainly hear the whispers," the star left-hander said.
J.B. Bukauskas Named To ABCA All-Region Team
North Carolina sophomore right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic All-Region First Team, the organization announced Wednesday. Bukauskas is the first Tar Heel to earn first-team all-region honors since Kent Emanuel and Colin Moran were first-team selections in 2013.