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Texas pitcher Dillon Peters to sign with Marlins

Posted July 17th, 2014

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Three of the four Texas baseball underclassmen pitchers chosen in June’s MLB draft are jumping to the pros.

Dillon Peters is the latest to go, joining the Miami Marlins as a 10th round pick. Peters via Twitter on Thursday hinted he was turning pro. The American-Statesman has confirmed his intentions.

Peters, who was 7-3 with a 2.13 ERA last season, will undergo Tommy John surgery, making it unlikely he will pitch anytime soon.

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The deadline for drafted players to sign is Friday.

Peters, a junior, joins redshirt sophomore John Curtiss (sixth round, Minnesota) and junior Lukas Schiraldi (15th round, Seattle) in leaving Austin early. Parker French (19th round, Detroit) announced this month he is returning to UT for his senior year.

Texas is confident that its three drafted recruits will be on campus this fall. Michael Cantu, Tyler Schimpf, and Travis Jones were chosen in rounds 30, 31, and 39, respectively.

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