Dayton Moore

Royals OF Bonifacio banned 80 games for positive drug test

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

The commissioner's office made the announcement Saturday.

Bonifacio was banned after a positive test for Boldenone. The ban will begin on opening day.

"It really kind of made me sick to my stomach," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

The 24-year-old Bonifacio made his major league debut last season, hitting .255 with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs in 113 games.

"He is an incredible person who just made a mistake," general manager Dayton Moore said in a statement. "Jorge will have our full support as he...

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