Statement from Dayton Moore on Mondesi suspension
The Kansas City Royals were notified this afternoon of the 50-game suspension given to infielder Raul Mondesi Jr. Below is a statement from Royals' Senior Vice President and General Manager Dayton Moore:
"This is an unfortunate incident that we believe to be an innocent mistake, but these are the consequences that players face when they do not adhere to the policies that have been collectively bargained. We have a protocol in place with our medical team should a player ever have questions about what they may be taking, even if an over-the-counter medication. In this particular case the protocol was not followed and the consequences are such. We remain supportive of Raul Mondesi Jr."