The Royals are mulling over some roster changes for the World Series against the Mets, as FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that prospect infielders Raul Mondesi and Cheslor Cuthbert have been working out with the team. If a change is made, Mondesi or Cuthbert would likely replace Terrance Gore on the roster.
Cuthbert appeared in 19 games with the Royals this season, but the 20-year-old Mondesi has yet to play a game in the majors. The son of former major league outfielder Raul Mondesi, he batted .243/.279/.372 with six home runs, 33 RBI, and 19 steals over 81 games this season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas while splitting time between shortstop and second base.
If the Royals carry Mondesi, he would have a chance to become the first player ever to make his major league debut during the World Series. The same goes for Matt Reynolds if the Mets carry him for the World Series. Reynolds was an injury replacement for Ruben Tejada during the NLDS against the Dodgers, but he has yet to appear in a game.