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Adam Wainwright

The DH debate: Royals slugger Morales sits in Series games

Kendrys Morales has been everything the Kansas City Royals hoped for when they signed him to a $17 million contract last December.

A switch-hitter with power from both sides of the plate, he topped the team with 106 RBIs this season and tied for the most homers with 22. But when the Royals played their most important games of the year this weekend — and possibly his career — Morales was banished to the bench.

He'd done nothing wrong, of course. There was simply no spot for him.

Once the World Series shifted to Citi Field, National League rules were applied for the three games hosted by the New York Mets. That meant no designated hitter, and no Morales in...