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Royals' Raul Mondesi has chance to become first player in MLB history to make debut in World Series

It will be 20-year-old Royals infielder Raul Mondesi Jr. rather than Mets shortstop Matt Reynolds who has the chance to make history in the World Series.

Mondesi was added to Kansas City's roster and Reynolds was dropped from New York's ahead of Game 1 on Tuesday night. That means Mondesi will have a chance to become the first player in big league history to make his debut in the World Series.

Reynolds has never played in a major league game, either. But he was left off the Mets' 25-man roster to create space for infielder Juan Uribe, who has been out with a chest injury.

One of the Royals' top prospects, Mondesi is the son of former big leaguer Raul Mondesi. He spent this season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, hitting .243 with six homers and 33 RBIs.

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