The Royals made one final World Series roster moved today when they picked up the contract of infielder Raul A. Mondesi from Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Mondesi, the son of former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Raul Mondesi, replaces outfielder Terrance Gore on Kansas City’s postseason roster. The Royals designated veteran reliever Joba Chamberlain for assignment.
Mondesi could become the first player ever to make his major-league debut in the World Series. The 20-year old hit .243 in 81 games for Northwest Arkansas this season. He stole 19 bases in 25 attempts.
His father played 1,525 games in 13 seasons in the majors with the Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and four other clubs.
One more piece of history. Should the Royals stick with Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto and Yordano Ventura, it will mark the first time in World Series history that a team will use three starting pitchers born in the Dominican Republic in the World and the first to have three born outside the U.S. in a World Series.