Down on the farm…
With the Major League team off today, here is some news to pass along from the Cardinals’ Minor League system:
- Major League Baseball announced today that Alan Ahmady has been suspended for 50-games after testing positive for a drug of abuse. This is Ahmady’s second’s violation of the Minor League Drug and Prevention Program. Since Ahmady’s season is already over, he’ll serve the suspension at the start of the 2013 season. Ahmady hit .292 in 92 games this season. Seventy-six of those games came with high-A Palm Beach.
- The Double-A Cardinals began their best-of-five Texas League playoff series against Tulsa with a victory on Wednesday night. And it was a dramatic one, at that. Springfield scored eight unanswered times to erase a six-run deficit in the extra-inning win. Outfielder Chris Swauger highlighted the night with three home runs, the last of which came in the 10th. To read Swauger’s comments about his career night, go here to MiLB.com’s recap.
- Rookie level Batavia made a late-season push to earn a playoff spot, but the Muckdogs fell just short as they lost a doubleheader on the final day of the season. As it was, Batavia closed out the season with 17 wins in its last 23 games. Final statistics from the season can be viewed by going here.
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