Reuters

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Boldenone, the league announced Saturday.

Bonifacio’s suspension begins with the start of the regular season on March 29.

The 24-year-old made his major league debut for the Royals last season, hitting .255 with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs in 384 at-bats across 113 games.

Bonifacio entered spring training as the leading candidate to start in right field for the Royals after playing 92 games there, including 82 starts, last season. He has eight hits in 24 at-bats this spring, including a home run and seven RBIs.

–Field Level Media

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