Braves minor leaguer Black suspended 50 games
amphetamines under baseball's minor league drug program. Black, 21, is with the rookie-level Danville Braves of the Appalachian League . He was selected by the Braves in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. Black is hitting .262 with two homers and
D-backs' Peralta beats long odds
handed pitcher in the Cardinals' system. He played parts of 2006-07 at Johnson City, Tenn., in the Class A Appalachian League before his shoulder problems cropped up. He had a surgery to clean up his left labrum in 2007 that did not go well
Twins swiftly sign No. 5 overall pick Gordon
to achieve my goal and my dream. I'm ready to play." Gordon will begin his pro career in Elizabethton of the Appalachian League after first attending a Twins minicamp in Fort Myers, Fla. It's not often that 18-year-olds jump right to
Cards ink 10 more from 2014 draft class
Josh Wirsu (30th round) will all report to the Cardinals short season rookie affiliate in Johnson City of the Appalachian League . Julian Barzilli (31st round) and Davis Ward (40th) will report to the Gulf Coast League affiliate.