Royals News: Raul Mondesi Named Kansas City's Starting Second Baseman

Raul Mondesi has won the job to be the starting second baseman for the Kansas City Royals this season, according to Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star.

When the Royals open the season next week in Minnesota, manager Ned Yost plans to write Raul Mondesi’s name in as the starting second baseman.

Yost announced Monday that Mondesi had won the job, edging out Christian Colon, Whit Merrifield and Cheslor Cuthbert. Yost said Merrifield and Colon will continue battling for bench spot this week. Cuthbert is out of options and remains in position to win a bench spot.

Cuthbert is expected to make the roster as a reserve, while one of Colon or Merrifield will likely start the season in Triple-A. 

Mondesi hit .378 with two doubles and three home runs in 19 Cactus Leagues games this spring.

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