The Reds reassigned Cuthbert to their minor league camp Sunday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Cuthbert was already up against it to make the Reds' Opening Day roster and then hit .130/.231/.130 in 26 plate appearances.
Cuthbert is among the players getting extra playing time at first base with Joey Votto (COVID-19) out at least 10 days, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Cuthbert has experience at the position in the big leagues with the Royals, but he's with the Reds as a non-roster invitee, making it tougher for him to make the team. Scott Heineman is also getting reps at first.
Cuthbert signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
He was designated for assignment by the White Sox this past season and evidently became a free agent after the season. Cuthbert barely played in 2020 and hit .246/.294/.379 with nine home runs in 330 plate appearances with the Royals in 2019. He will provide organizational infield depth.
Cuthbert was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Wednesday.
Cuthbert will be removed from the 40-man roster for the second time this season to make room for right-hander Dane Dunning and outfielder Adam Engel on the active roster. The 27-year-old went unclaimed last time he was on waivers. If that happens again, he should resume working at the team's alternate training site.
Cuthbert's contract was purchased by the White Sox on Saturday.
Cuthbert was designated for assignment three games into the regular season, but he'll return to the active roster after Leury Garcia (thumb) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Saturday. He should serve as infield depth for the White Sox while some of the team's starters are on the mend.
Cuthbert cleared waivers and was outrighted to the White Sox's alternate training site Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Cuthbert was designated for assignment Monday and evidently wasn't particularly interesting for any of the other 29 clubs. If he returns to the active roster at some point this season, it will likely be in a minor role, as he owns a career .250/.300/.378 slash line through 323 big-league games.
Cuthbert was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Monday.
Cuthbert made the team's Opening Day roster but kept his spot for just three games, going hitless in his lone plate appearance. Ryan Goins will replace him in a bench role after his contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Cuthbert's contract was selected from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Cuthbert earned a spot on the White Sox's 30-man roster with a strong showing in both spring and summer camp. The 27-year-old, who hit .246 with nine home runs in 87 games last season, should serve as a reserve option at both corner infield spots.
Cuthbert is starting at third base in Saturday's intrasquad game.
Cuthbert's arrival at camp from Nicaragua was delayed for several days, but his presence in the lineup for Saturday's intrasquad game signals that he's cleared intake testing and is taking part in team activities. It's unclear whether the 27-year-old will be ready for Opening Day, but he's unlikely to play a big role for the major-league club even if he's available.
Cuthbert's arrival from his native Nicaragua is expected to be delayed until July 9 or 10, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Cuthbert's delayed arrival will see him join White Sox camp roughly two weeks before Opening Day. That's unlikely to leave him enough time to be ready to play at the start of the season, but he's buried down the depth chart and has always been unlikely to fill a major role -- even if available -- unless injuries strike the players ahead of him.
The White Sox announced Monday that Cuthbert will be included as part of the team's 60-man roster pool.
Cuthbert attended spring training with the White Sox as a non-roster invitee and had made a serious run at an Opening Day gig, so his inclusion on the expanded roster comes as little surprise. The 27-year-old is expected to work as a backup at both corner-infield spots behind presumptive everyday starters Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada.
Cuthbert was one of the final candidates for the role of 26th man when spring training was halted, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
With MLB considering a 29-man roster for the first month of the season, whenever it opens, Cuthbert appears to have a strong chance at a roster spot. When camp was paused, he was in the mix with Nicky Delmonico and Andrew Romine. The 27-year-old Cuthbert plays both corner infield spots and is coming off a robust spring in which he went 11-for-27 with two doubles, three home runs and six RBI over 33 plate appearances.
Cuthbert signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Thursday as a non-roster invitee to spring training, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Cuthbert appeared in 87 games with the Royals last season, hitting .246/.294/.379 with nine home runs and 40 RBI. The 27-year-old was non-tendered by the Royals at the beginning of December, but he will get the chance to continue developing in the White Sox organization in 2020.
Cuthbert was non-tendered by the Royals on Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Cuthbert played in 87 games during the 2019 campaign, hitting .246 with nine home runs and 40 RBI over that span. He's surfaced in the majors in each of the last five seasons and will likely receive an offer to earn a backup role elsewhere.
Cuthbert is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Cuthbert may be on the outs for an everyday role at a corner-infield spot, as he'll head to the bench for the third time in five games. The Royals have been deploying Hunter Dozier at the hot corner more frequently of late with Bubba Starling and Brett Phillips seeing steady work in the outfield, while Ryan O'Hearn has emerged as manager Ned Yost's preferred option at first base. Cuthbert hasn't helped his case for earning playing time by slashing just .149/.197/.269 in August.
Cuthbert is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.
Cuthbert started the last 27 contests but will head to the bench Friday as he is 0-for-20 with one walk in his last five games. Ryan O'Hearn and Hunter Dozier will start at first and third base, respectively.
Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Royals' 10-8 loss to the Tigers on Thursday.
The 26-year-old checked in with his eighth long ball of the season with a third-inning, two-run shot off Matthew Boyd. Cuthbert has now hit safely in 11 of out of his last 12 games, boosting his slash line to a solid .293/.332/.449 across 238 plate appearances over that stretch.
Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
Cuthbert's sixth-inning base hit scored a pair of runs and tied the game at 3-3, but the Blue Jays responded with a late rally to take the series opener. With only six home runs and 15 extra-base hits in 200 plate appearances this season, Cuthbert doesn't offer the sort of power production teams value from corner infielders, but he nonetheless seems to have secured an everyday role on the back of his strong contact skills. A .360 BABIP suggests Cuthbert's .295 average may be headed for a significant correction, however.
Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Indians.
Cuthbert kicked off the scoring in this one with an RBI double to left field in the first inning, and he cut the deficit to two in the eighth with a single to center. Through 42 games this season, he's slashing .298/.331/.460 with six home runs and 25 RBI.
Cuthbert went 3-for-5 with a double and solo home run Thursday against the White Sox.
Cuthbert kicked off his productive afternoon with a double in the first inning and followed that up with a solo home run in the third frame. The long ball was Cuthbert's sixth of the season and second since the All-Star break. He continues to get regular playing time at first base and has quietly put together a solid .298/.325/.464 line across 157 plate appearances.
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|2011||AFX-Kane County Cougars||81||300||33||80||13||1||8||51||36||65||2||0||.267||.345||.397|
|2012||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||124||475||47||114||18||0||7||59||37||80||6||3||.240||.296||.322|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||64||237||25||51||16||0||6||28||20||51||5||2||.215||.279||.359|
|2013||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||60||225||32||63||21||2||2||31||27||37||1||2||.280||.354||.418|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||96||355||35||98||19||1||10||48||36||67||9||3||.276||.342||.420|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||25||91||12||24||5||0||2||16||9||12||1||1||.264||.330||.385|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||104||397||55||110||22||1||11||51||37||60||5||2||.277||.339||.421|
|2017||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||15||59||10||16||3||1||4||9||7||11||0||0||.271||.353||.559|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||6||17||2||4||1||0||1||4||1||5||0||0||.235||.263||.471|
|2019||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||51||197||25||61||17||1||8||35||17||46||0||0||.310||.370||.528|