Kansas Metropolis Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 video games by Main League Baseball after testing optimistic for a performance-enhancing substance.
The commissioner’s workplace made the announcement on Saturday.
Bonifacio was barred after a optimistic take a look at for Boldenone. The penalty will start on opening day.
Bonifacio, 24, made his main league debut final season, hitting .255 with 17 residence runs and 40 runs batted in in 113 video games.
Kansas Metropolis was reshuffling its outfield this spring after Lorenzo Cain left as a free agent, and Bonifacio was competing for enjoying time within the subject and at designated hitter.
The Royals just lately signed the free-agent outfielder Jon Jay. Paulo Orlando and several other others are additionally making an attempt to earn spots within the outfield.
Bonifacio is the fourth participant suspended this 12 months beneath the key league drug program. Houston pitcher Dean Deetz, Washington catcher Raudy Learn and Pittsburgh pitcher Nik Turley have been beforehand penalized.