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Royals to promote Cheslor Cuthbert

The Royals get some insurance at third base for Mike Moustakas' injury

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According to numerous Spanish-language news outlets and our own Minda Haas Kuhlmann, the Royals plan to promote infielder Cheslor Cuthbert for tomorrow's game in Cleveland. The 23-year old Cuthbert was off to a fantastic start for AAA Omaha, hitting .333/.402/.624 with seven home runs in 28 games. Last year, Cuthbert hit .277/.339/.421 with 11 HR 51 RBI in 104 games for Omaha, and appeared in 19 games for the Royals.

Cuthbert's promotion is likely in response to the thumb injury suffered by Mike Moustakas on the last road trip that has continued to linger. Moustakas was originally supposed to be in the starting lineup Friday night in Cleveland but was a late scratch. It is unknown as to whether Mike Moustakas will have to spend time on the disabled list, or if he is simply day-to-day and the Royals are providing some depth. The only other player on the roster capable of playing third base is Christian Colon, who started there Friday night. The Royals could also option pitcher Brian Flynn back to Omaha after his four-inning appearance Friday night in Cleveland. The Royals are currently carrying 13 pitchers, and the entire bullpen should be well rested with two days off.

The Royals take on the Cleveland Indians in Game two of the series tomorrow afternoon at 3:10 CT on Fox Sports Kansas City. Ian Kennedy will face Indians right-hander Cody Anderson.