Cuthbert (gallbladder) is starting at third base and hitting ninth Tuesday against the White Sox, 601 Sports Radio Kansas City reports. He had been dealing with an intestinal issue last week that limited him, but will get back in the lineup after receiving pinch-hit opportunities in each of the last two games. Mike Moustakas retreats to the bench. Cuthbert should play sporadically down the stretch.
Cuthbert has been plagued by gallbladder problems, but should be considered day-to-day for the time being, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Although Cuthbert isn't feeling well, the fact that there is not inflammation along his abdomen is a good sign. The infielder could wind up missing the rest of this weekend while he recovers. Cuthbert has only played sparingly over the last couple weeks, and will remain in a bench role once he's able to return to the field.
Cuthbert is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Cuthbert will head to the bench for a second straight game after going 2-for-12 (.167) with five strikeouts in a string of four straight starts earlier in the week. Mike Moustakas will start at third base in his stead.
Cuthbert will start at third base and bat sixth Sunday against the Indians, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. With Brandon Moss offering little production of late as the Royals' designated hitter, manager Ned Yost has began using Mike Moustakas at that spot more often, opening up more time at the hot corner for Cuthbert. The 24-year-old will make his fourth consecutive start at the position Sunday, but will need to do better than his 1-for-9 showing at the plate in the previous three contests in order to retain a regular role heading into the final month of the season.
Cuthbert 2-for-3 with a solo home run and three RBI during Sunday's win over Cleveland. Cuthbert has started sparingly since returning from the disabled list Aug. 8, and even after Sunday's strong outing, he projects to return to a depth role. There aren't many fantasy setups where he's a viable option.
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