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Royals' Mendoza Named MVP of Caribbean Series

Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:18 PM by KOMU 8 Sports

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HERMOSILLO, Mexico -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza has been named MVP of the Caribbean Series.

The 29-year-old right hander-posted impressive numbers in two starts for Mexico's Yaquis de Obregon, pitching 13 1/3 scoreless innings. On Wednesday he gave up just two hits in 7 1/3 and carried a no-hitter into the seventh frame.

Mendoza appeared in 30 games for the Royals last season, starting 25. He finished the year with an 8-10 record and a 4.23 ERA.

There is speculation Mendoza may be in contention for the fifth starting spot in the Royals rotation.

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