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Cheslor Cuthbert | Third Baseman | #19

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / KC
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Cheslor Cuthbert (wrist) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Cuthbert is on the comeback trail after landing on the DL with sprained wrist late last month. The 24-year-old will play a utility role upon his return. Jul 15 - 5:15 PM

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Royals placed INF Cheslor Cuthbert on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with a sprained left wrist.

It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Jorge Soler has replaced Cuthbert on the roster.
Jun 28 - 2:46 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI versus the Astros on Wednesday.

The Royals probably would have sent Cuthbert down for a spell if he weren't out of options, but he's starting to hit some now after opening the season with a .140 average in his first 57 at-bats. He'll probably get a long look at third base later this year with Mike Moustakas quite likely to be traded.
Jun 8 - 12:01 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI versus the Astros on Wednesday.

The Royals probably would have sent Cuthbert down for a spell if he weren't out of options, but he's starting to hit some now after opening the season with a .140 average in his first 57 at-bats. He'll probably get a long look at third base later this year with Mike Moustakas quite likely to be traded.
Jun 8 - 12:01 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored a run in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

His first-inning single plated both Eric Hosmer and Sal Perez and gave his club an early 3-0 lead that would not last for long. Cuthbert played well as a starter last season following Mike Moustakas' torn ACL injury, but this year he has hit poorly as a backup option. Last year he hit .274/.318/.413 in 510 plate appearances. This year he is slashing a woeful .185/.209/.277 with one homer and six RBI in 67 plate appearances.
Jun 1 - 12:09 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert struck out in all three of his plate appearances Tuesday, dropping his season line to .125/.176/.219.

He isn't playing a ton, but Cuthbert certainly isn't doing much with his opportunities. Cuthbert was decent enough for the Royals last season and is out of options, so he's probably not in danger of losing his roster spot when Jorge Soler (oblique) is activated.
May 2 - 11:30 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 and smacked a solo home run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

His shot off Dallas Keuchel in the fifth inning stood as the Royals' first and only run until they broke through with six more in the eighth. He got a lot of playing time last year due to Mike Moustakas' injury, but this year Cuthbert is serving as a backup. This was the 24-year-old's second start of the season.
Apr 8 - 10:12 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert led the Royals with two hits Wednesday in their Cactus League win over the Padres.

Facing a barely-there Jered Weaver, Cuthbert ripped a two-run double in the first and later scored on a two-out single by Whit Merrifield. Later he connected on his first home run of the spring with a solo shot to left field in the sixth. Cuthbert became an everyday player after Mike Moustakas went down with a torn ACL last season, but this year he’ll be his backup.
Mar 22 - 8:08 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Cuthbert had a hand in both of the Royals' run-scoring frames, singling and scoring in the fourth inning and doubling and scoring in the eighth. The three-hit night broke a 4-for-27 stretch dating back to the start of the series against the Twins last week. Cuthbert has impressed after being pressed into duty this year, batting .296/.331/.450 in 89 games as a 23-year-old.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:40:00 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Cuthbert got the Royals on the board with his triple, his first of the year, and he scored the winning run on a Eric Hosmer single one batter later. Cuthbert has been on a tear at the plate over the past week, going 12-for-31 with five extra-base hits and five runs scored during a seven-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old is now batting .303/.339/.456 overall.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored Tuesday against the White Sox.

Cuthbert, batting second in the Royals' lineup, had a double among his three hits, his third double in as many games. The strong showing raised his batting average back above .300, leaving his line at .301/.339/.449. Mike Moustakas will be back next year, but the Royals will surely find a way to get the 23-year-old into the lineup every day if he continues to perform at this level.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 01:21:00 AM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Both hits were singles. Cuthbert has played well since taking over at third base for the injured Mike Moustakas. He is batting .298 with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 262 at-bats.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert hit his ninth homer Friday off the Rangers' Yu Darvish.

Cuthbert is 5-for-10 with three RBI in three games since the Royals moved him up to the second spot in the lineup. That jump in the lineup is almost enough to make him worthy of a mixed-league pickup, though we still don't think he'll maintain his current pace.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Cuthbert managed an RBI double off Tigers starter Michael Fulmer in the second inning. The two-bagger was his 10th of the season and pushed his RBI total to an even 30. For the season, the 23-year-old infielder is slashing .283/.310/.438 with eight homers and 24 runs scored over 219 at-bats. With Sunday's double, he extended his current hitting streak to seven games.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Mariners.

Cuthbert did his damage from the bottom of the Royals' order, swatting a run-scoring double in the second inning and tacking on an RBI single in the sixth. There was some thought that the Royals would be on the hunt for a third baseman after Mike Moustakas was injured in early May, but the 23-year-old has held his own, batting .281/.311/.438 with eight home runs and 27 RBI through 55 games. With Moustakas out the entirety of the 2016 season, Cuthbert seems to be the man at the hot corner in KC.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Jorge Soler
3Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Travis Wood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Neftali Feliz
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy
9Al Alburquerque
10Miguel Almonte