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Alex Gordon out 3-4 weeks with a wrist injury, Cheslor Cuthbert recalled

The left-fielder suffered a wrist injury on Sunday.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals will place outfielder Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list with a broken scaphoid bone following a collision with Mike Moustakas on Sunday against Chicago. He is expected be out 3-4 weeks. It is the same wrist he injured back in 2014, that eventually required surgery. To replace him on the roster, the Royals have recalled third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert from AAA Omaha. Cuthbert was sent down on Saturday when Mike Moustakas returned from the disabled list.

Alex Gordon has struggled this year, hitting .211/.319/.331 with 4 HR 10 RBI in 41 games. He signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Royals last winter. In the collision on Sunday, he appeared to knock knees with Moustakas, but landed awkwardly, hitting his head on the tarp, and hurting his wrist bracing his fall. The Royals report he suffered a wrist injury in his collision, but passed all concussion protocols.

Cheslor Cuthbert was off to a terrific start for Omaha, hitting .333/.402/.624 with 7 HR 28 RBI in 24 games. In 13 games with the Royals, he hit .255/.269/.373 with 1 HR 3 RBI. He is expected to join the team shortly before game time.

Mike Moustakas has a knee contusion and is expected to be day-to-day.  He is out of the lineup tonight against Minnesota with Whit Merrifield starting at third base.