ST. LOUIS (AP) Delvin Perez, the 17-year-old Puerto Rican shortstop who fell to the 23rd pick in the draft after testing positive for performance enhancing substances, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Perez played at the International Baseball Academy in Ceiba, Puerto Rico.

Perez took ground balls and batting practice at Busch Stadium on Friday.