MILWAUKEE – Former UNC Asheville outfielder Kevin Mattison has been picked up by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Rule 5 AAA draft.


Mattison has been with the Florida Marlins organization since being drafted by the Marlins in 2008. He had two brief stints with Florida in the 2012 season. Mattison played all of the 2013 season and most of the 2012 campaign with the New Orleans Zephyrs. The Zephyrs are the Marlins Triple AAA franchise.


Last year, Kevin hit .216 with New Orleans with seven home runs, seven triples and 31 RBIs. He stole 18 bases along with producing 16 doubles and scoring 51 runs.


Mattison was a four-year starter in center field for the Bulldogs from 2005-08. He earned Big South All-Conference honors in 2008. Mattison is the school’s all-time leader for runs (192), triples (23), total bases (423) and steals (57).