The Miami Marlins really wanted left-handed pitcher Mark Buehrle.

But a member of his family isn't welcome anywhere in Miami-Dade County.

It's because 18-month-old Slater Buehrle is an American Staffordshire Terrier — a type of pit bull — and keeping one is illegal in Miami-Dade.

So Mark Buehrle, who signed a four-year, $58 million contract in December, is settling his family elsewhere.