Get To Know Recent Royals Call-Up Cheslor Cuthbert

The Kansas City Royals called up Cheslor Cuthbert this weekend, as Mike Moustakas made his way to the disabled list with a fractured thumb. The rookie third baseman had a cup of coffee with the Royals last fall, but how much do you really know about him?

Here are 10 fast facts to get you better acquainted with Cuthbert. 

10) Cuthbert is from the Corn Islands in Nicaragua.

9) Cuthbert was signed as an international free agent in 2009, earning a $1.35 million signing bonus. 

8) Cuthbert is still only 23 years old despite playing full-season ball since 2011.

7) Cuthbert has played a lot of minor-league games (85) at first base.

6) Cuthbert has been on the Royals' 40-man roster since November 2013.

5) Cuthbert represented the Royals at the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.

4) Cuthbert has needs to improve his defense to succeed at the MLB level, according to scouting reports. 

3) Cuthbert hit .217 with one homer, eight RBI and six runs in 19 games for the Royals last season.

2) Cuthbert was slashing .333/.402/.624 with seven homers and 28 RBIs before the promotion from Omaha. 

1) Cuthbert had to go through five airports to make it to the Royals' game on Saturday. 


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