Daniel Bard, Tim Federowicz and Adam Warren were all recalled by their respective teams this weekend.
Daniel Bard joined the Red Sox after making 31 appearances with the Pawtucket Red Sox from June through August. During his time in Pawtucket, Bard was 3-2 in 32 innings of work with 32 strikeouts. He threw an inning of relief for the Red Sox in his return on Saturday.
Fresh off earning posteason all-star honors in the Pacific Coast League, Tim Federowicz was summoned to join the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend as one of three September call ups for the club. Federowicz hit .294 with 34 doubles, 11 home runs and 76 RBIs for the Albuquerque Isotopes this year. Federowicz earned a call up with the Dodgers last year as well.
Adam Warren returns to the New York Yankees for the second time this season after making his big league debut with the club on June 29. Warren was sent back to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the start where he has gone 7-8 on the year with a 3.71 ERA in 152 2/3 innings of action. Warren has a sub-3.00 ERA in his last 10 starts in the minors.
With the trio returning to the big leagues the Tar Heels now have 11 former players on major league rosters.
Other Tar Heels were also called up in their respective clubs' minor league systems in the last couple of weeks for the playoff push.
Josh Horton made the move from AA Midland to AAA Sacramento over the weekend and went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in his debut on Saturday.
Jacob Stallings jumped from the short-season New York Penn League to AA as he joined the Altoona Curve in the Eastern League. Stallings joins the Curve for the final two games of the season as they close out 2012 action Monday.
Cody Penny earned a move from the New York Penn League to the A-level Midwest League near the beginning of April and has posted a 3-1 record with a 1.93 ERA in eight appearances for the Lake County Captains.