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Fleury to make pro baseball debut

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Former Calgary Flame captain Theo Fleury is set to make his debut as a professional baseball player this Saturday.

Fleury is expected to sign a Golden League contract with the Calgary Vipers, a team he has been taking batting practice with all week.

Fleury, who operates a concrete

Theo Fleury

flooring business in Calgary, is expected to play Saturday when the Vipers take on the Yuma Scorpions in a double-header Saturday beginning at 5:05 p.m. (MT).

Calgary Vipers Official Website

Fleury is scheduled to take batting practice Thursday and Friday and will sign a contract Thursday following his cuts on the diamond.

Vipers' president Peter Young told the Calgary Sun Fleury could see action in both games Saturday.

"He will get an at-bat -- at least that."
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