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Bonifacio returns to Royals from suspension

Infielder Goins designated for assignment
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KANSAS CITY -- Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the restricted list on Thursday. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Ryan Goins was designated for assignment.

Bonifacio, 25, had been serving an 80-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

KANSAS CITY -- Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the restricted list on Thursday. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Ryan Goins was designated for assignment.

Bonifacio, 25, had been serving an 80-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Bonifacio likely will retake his starting job in right field. He hit .255 with 17 home runs as a rookie last season. He hit .392 with a .995 OPS in 13 games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha.

Goins appeared in 41 games for the Royals and hit .226 with no home runs and six RBIs.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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