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MLB suspends Royals prospect Mondesi for 50 games for PED

Kansas City Royals infield prospect Raul Mondesi was suspended for 50 games following a positive test for Clenbuterol, negotiating a 30-game reduction from the usual penalty for a banned steroid after providing evidence he ingested the drug in an over-the-counter medication.

The penalty, announced Tuesday, was reached as part of an agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association. As part of the deal, Mondesi remains eligible to appear in this year's postseason, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because that detail was not announced.

"I took an over-the-counter medication (Subrox-C),...

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