Mi­ami Mar­lins

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Dil­lon Peters’ road to the ma­jor leagues wasn’t smooth. Even this sea­son, when Peters im­pressed the Mar­lins in spring train­ing, he found him­self on the dis­abled list at Class AA Jack­sonville be­cause of a bro­ken left thumb.

Peters made it back, had a 1.87 ERA in six starts in July and Au­gust for Jack­sonville and earned his first big-league chance in a Sept. 1 start against the Phillies. What the Mar­lins saw that night was worth wait­ing for.

Pitch­ing a day af­ter his 25th birthday, Peters al­lowed three hits and had eight strike­outs in seven score­less in­nings.

“It was pretty awe­some, from the first pitch to the last pitch,” Peters said. “It was just a bless­ing to be out there and ac­com­plish a dream.”

Peters is ranked by MLB.com as the Mar­lins’ fourth-best prospect.

The Mar­lins also called up third base­man Brian An­der­son, whom MLB.com ranks as their third-best prospect. An­der­son hit 22 home runs in 120 games at the top two lev­els of the Mar­lins’ farm sys­tem this sea­son and played in the All-Star Fu­tures Game at Mar­lins Park.

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