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How these Mariners minor leaguers ended up spending more than $650 on an Uber

After American Airlines threw Tacoma Rainiers infielder D.J. Peterson some sort of curveball, he and his teammates Daniel Vogelbach, Pat Light, and Mark Lowe were forced to take a very pricey Uber.

Peterson tweeted out Lowe’s Instagram post, explaining that an issue with their flight led them to take a 7-hour Uber ride from Phoenix to Albuquerque, in the middle of the night, to make Monday’s game.

The ride cost them $683.52.

Thanks at @AmericanAir for making @DanielVogelbach and I do this last night. #bebetter #havebettercustomerservice #Unbelievable pic.twitter.com/QlWoPgL5pw

— D.J. Peterson (@DJPeterson) July 17, 2017

The players were lucky to find a driver willing to step up to the plate and take an impromptu, midnight 14-hour road trip. But, as Yahoo News notes, that driver earned about $49 per hour — and a five-star rating from a professional baseball player.

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