KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals added former Lexington Legend Raul Mondesi Jr., a 20-year-old infielder, to its World Series roster Tuesday.
Mondesi, the son of former big-leaguer Raul Mondesi, took the place of another former Legend, Terrance Gore, on Kansas City's 25-man roster. He replaced reliever Joba Chamberlain on the 40-man roster.
If he appears in a game, the versatile, switch-hitting Mondesi would become the first player in major league history to make his debut in the World Series, according to STATS.
Mondesi is considered one of the Royals' top prospects, but he spent all season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he hit just .243 with six homers and 33 RBI.
He was chosen for the World Series roster over Gore, a member of last year's AL championship team, fellow infield prospect Cheslor Cuthbert, and veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes, who has not been part of the Royals' postseason roster after getting acquired late in the season.
In 125 games for the Legends in 2013, Mondesi batted .261 with seven home runs and 47 RBI. He stole 24 bases in 34 attempts
Infielder Juan Uribe was added to the New York Mets' World Series roster after recovering from a chest injury. Uribe, who has not played since Sept. 25, took the spot of backup shortstop Matt Reynolds, who was on the NL Championship Series roster but has never played in a major league game.
Uribe injured chest cartilage while making a diving stop on Sept. 20, then aggravated the injury on a swing while pinch-hitting Sept. 25.