On Sunday, Bonifacio took responsibility for his actions:
Bonifacio, whose suspension will begin on Opening Day, appeared in 113 games during his rookie season. He hit .255/.320/.432 (97 OPS+) and homered 17 times, offsetting some of his swing-and-miss tendencies. He'll turn 25 years old come June.
The former top-100 prospect was expected to start most days. Instead the Royals will presumably turn to Jon Jay and Paulo Orlando. The Royals also have Bubba Starling on the 40-man roster, as well Michael Saunders and Tyler Collins in camp -- Saunders would seem to be the most likely of the three to land on Kansas City's bench, given the bounce-back potential in his left-handed stick.