The Royals could carry Raul Mondesi on their World Series roster

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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.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.