Former Cougars outfielder suspended 80 games for PEDs

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio (right) played for the Kane County Cougars in 2012. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Former Kane County Cougars outfielder Jorge Bonifacio, who made his major-league debut for the Kansas City Royals last year, has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Saturday.

Bonifacio reportedly tested positive for the banned substance Boldenone. His suspension begins on Opening Day.

He batted .255 with 17 HR and 40 RBI in 113 games with the Royals last year.

Bonifacio played for Kane County in 2012, when the Cougars were affiliated with the Royals. He batted .282 with 10 HR and 61 RBI in 105 Midwest League games.

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