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Robust Broadcast Schedule Set For UNC Baseball

The North Carolina baseball team will have a record 47 games televised this spring thanks to an expanded offering from the ACC Network. A total of 37 home games will be broadcast, including the series finale with Miami on March 26. With the expansion of the ACC Network Extra, a total of 25 of UNC's 30 league games will be available for streaming. (

The uncertain rebuilding of Matt Harvey begins now

Once the Mets ace, Matt Harvey is trying to resurrect his star after missing half of last season, following the second significant surgery of his career, this time for thoracic outlet syndrome. The 27-year-old Harvey can hit free agency after the 2018 season, and team officials believe the carrot of a potential huge contract will push the righty even harder in his comeback. (New York Post)

Adam Warren has mixed feelings about his Cubs World Series ring

Adam Warren spent just over half a season with the Cubs before being sent back to the Yankees, but he’s still likely to get a ring from their World Series win in October because it’s customary for teams to give rings to everyone who played during the season. Obviously, though, that won’t exactly make him a champion. “World Series ring-holder,” Warren said. (New York Post)

Former UNC Star Andrew Miller Named to USA’s World Baseball Classic Roster

The rosters for baseball’s version of the World Cup–the 2017 World Baseball Classic–were released Thursday, with former Tar Heel standout Andrew Miller earning a place on the U.S. National Team. Coming off a run to the World Series with the Cleveland Indians this past season, the 6-foot-7 lefty is expected to be one of top bullpen arms for the red, white and blue. (

Kyle Seager has grown into a foundation-level player for the Mariners

Kyle Seager never has been satisfied as a professional baseball player. Perhaps it stems from being largely overlooked in college and later as a Mariners minor-leaguer. The third baseman has made himself into a foundation-level player for the Mariners. He has performed at an All-Star level the past three seasons and only seems to be getting better. (Seattle Times)

UNC Baseball Monday Scrimmage Results

After spending the weekend on the road, the Tar Heels returned to Boshamer Stadium for a Monday afternoon scrimmage. Michael Busch's three-run homer in the eighth gave Blue a 6-4 win. Four players had multiple hit games. Kyle Datres was 2-5 at the plate as was Brian Miller. Adam Pate was 2-3 with a double and a triple, while Logan Warmoth was 2-2. (

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. (MLB Trade Rumors)

College World Series Contender No. 4: North Carolina

This North Carolina roster features one of the best pitchers in the nation in J.B. Buskauskas, and there's not a single automatic out in the lineup. Assuming the bullpen can hold up and Cole Aker shows the same stuff he did this summer, the Tar Heels have a chance to win the ACC and earn a trip to Omaha. (Hero Sports)

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. (Baseball America)

2017 ACC Baseball Preview

Preseason ACC Pitcher of the Year: J.B. Bukauskas rhp, North Carolina - An electric junior righthander with a mid-90s fastball and a devastating slider, Bukauskas should be one of the first pitchers off the board in the MLB Draft come June. Top 25 Teams: Florida State (2), Louisville (7), Clemson (10), N.C. State (14), Virginia (16), North Carolina (17), Georgia Tech (21) (Baseball America)

Baseball America Names UNC Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas Preseason All-American

One of the most respected media outlets in amateur baseball, Baseball America, released its Preseason All-American team on Monday. UNC starting pitcher J.B. Bukauskas was chosen as a First Team selection, headlining the strong arms on the roster. Bukauskas has developed into one of the top MLB prospects in America thanks to an overpowering fastball. (

UNC Baseball to Host South Carolina at Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark

After last season’s mid-season showdown between UNC and South Carolina drew over 10,000 fans to the brand new BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, the decision has been made to do it all over again in 2017..UNC won last year’s game in a 15-0 blowout, which should have South Carolina that much more motivated for the rematch. (

College Baseball Preseason Top 25: No. 17 North Carolina

With his players itching to get back to the NCAA tournament after falling just short of a regional berth the last two seasons, North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox said the fall “was a blast.” The Tar Heels brought in the country’s No. 2 recruiting class, and that influx of talent intensified practices and has created healthy competition. (Baseball America)

Tar Heels Picked As Coastal Favorites In ACC Baseball Poll

Florida State has been selected as the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball preseason favorite in a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches, while North Carolina was picked as the favorite in the Coastal Division. Six coaches picked North Carolina to win the Coastal Division, while Virginia (4), Miami (3), and Georgia Tech (1) also had first place votes. (

Andrew Miller Discusses His Memorable 2016 Ride With Yankees, Indians

Andrew Miller says he missed New York and his former teammates after the Yankees traded him away in July, but he’s certainly not complaining about the situation in which he landed. The left-handed relief pitcher was dealt to the Cleveland Indians, who came within a hair of winning the world championship, falling to the Cubs in extra innings of a classic World Series Game 7. (WFAN)

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