Royals' Top Prospect Raul Mondesi Suspended 50 Games For Taking Cold Medicine (PED Use)

No, you didn't read that headline wrong. Apparently, taking an over-the-counter cold medicine can lead to a positive drug test in MLB.

Kansas City Royals top prospect Raul Mondesi was suspended 50 games on Tuesday for testing positive for Clenbuterol, a decongesting agent found in many cold medicines abroad. Mondesi said the medication Subrox-C, which he purchased in his native Dominican Republic, is what led to the positive test. 

"I failed to read the labeling on the medication or consult with my trainer or team about taking it and did not know it contained a banned substance," Mondesi said. "I tested positive for that banned substance, with a minuscule amount of Clenbuterol in my system which could

According to a report, MLB and the MLB Player's Association agree to lower the suspension from 80 games to 50 based on the circumstances surrounding the test. 

Mondesi, the son of longtime Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Raul Mondesi Sr., was batting .250 with five home runs for the Royals' Double-A team this season. The infielder made his MLB debut in the World Series last year. 


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