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CHAPEL HILL–The Tar Heel baseball team has hired former UNC catcher and 2009 MLB draft pick Mark Fleury as an undergraduate assistant for the 2013-2014 school year.
Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox made the announcement on Tuesday.
In his junior season at UNC, Fleury carried a .309 batting average with 12 home runs and 60 RBIs. The Cincinnati Reds selected him in the fourth round of the 2009 draft.
As a professional, Fleury advanced to Double-A, with his most recent stop coming with the AA Arkansas Travelers in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim system.
“We are excited to have Mark back in Chapel Hill and on our staff for this season,” Fox said. “It’s a tribute to the kind of person he is that he wanted to come back to school and finish his degree. I think he will be a great addition to our program.”