I was sad to read this news.
Dillon, a nine-year minor-leaguer, made his big-league debut for the Marlins last summer and hit .167 with one home run in 36 at-bats.
Dillon had a fantastic year while playing for the Isotopes putting up very impressive numbers. Joe maintained a .360 BA with 24 HR, 72 RBI and an OPS of 1.090.
He wasn't given the opportunity to shine with the big club during his May call-up but he did leave an indelible mark on the 2005 season. All of us who saw it still remember it to this day:
It was May 24 versus the Phillies, click on Delgado's game-winning RBI.