Cuthbert Set To Join Omaha on Rehab

INF Cheslor Cuthbert joins Chasers on MLB Rehab Assignment

By Andrew Green / Omaha Storm Chasers | July 17, 2017 3:32 PM ET

The Kansas City Royals announced on Monday that infielder Cheslor Cuthbert  is set to begin a Major League Rehab Assignment with the Omaha Storm Chasers this evening as he recovers from a sprained wrist. He is expected to be in tonight's starting lineup for Omaha's matchup against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Werner Park.

Cuthbert in 180 career Major League contests has compiled a .258 average (158-613), adding 59 runs, 34 doubles, two triples, 14 homers and 64 RBI with the Royals. He has played for the Storm Chasers in parts of three different seasons from 2014-16, totaling a .284 average (165-581) with 82 runs, 31 doubles, two triples, 20 homers and 95 RBI, along with a .348 on-base percentage.

The 24-year-old was a member of Omaha's 2014 Triple-A National Championship squad, smacking a home run in that contests versus the Pawtucket Red Sox. He was also selected to play in the First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game at Werner Park. Cuthbert was signed by Kansas City as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2009.

In addition, the Royals announced on Monday that outfielder Billy Burns has been recalled to Kansas City. The switch-hitting speedster owns a .259 average (58-224) in 65 games with Omaha this season, adding 32 runs, six doubles, two triples and 14 RBI, in addition to 14 steals.

Infielder Jack Lopez has also been transferred to Omaha's roster from Double-A Northwest Arkansas. In 78 contests with the Naturals in 2017, the Florida native has accumulated a .277 average (82-296) with 33 runs, 11 doubles, two triples, two homers and 18 RBI, along with 18 stolen bases.

Right-hander Malcom Culver has also been placed on the Disabled List, retroactive to July 15. The 27-year-old has compiled a 1-2 record and 4.10 ERA (17 ER/37.1 IP), adding a team-best 9 saves in 32 appearances with the Storm Chasers, along with 34 strikeouts.

As a result of these transactions, the Storm Chasers' active roster stands at 23 players, in addition to five on the Disabled List and Cuthbert on his Major League Rehab Assignment. A revised roster is attached.

Omaha continues their eight-game homestand by beginning a four-game set with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox this evening at Werner Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT. RHP Jake Junis (2-4, 2.83) is expected to toe the rubber for the Storm Chasers, with the Sky Sox anticipated to give the nod to RHP Bubba Derby (2-0, 2.49).

Tickets for tonight's matchup and all remaining 2017 Storm Chasers games are still available and can be purchased online at www.omahastormchasers.com/tickets, or by calling the Werner Park Ticket Office at (402) 738-5100. Werner Park Ticket Office hours can be viewed by clicking here.

The Kansas City Royals announced on Monday that infielder Cheslor Cuthbert is set to begin a Major League Rehab Assignment with the Omaha Storm Chasers this evening as he recovers from a sprained wrist. He is expected to be in tonight's starting lineup for Omaha's matchup against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Werner Park.

Cuthbert in 180 career Major League contests has compiled a .258 average (158-613), adding 59 runs, 34 doubles, two triples, 14 homers and 64 RBI with the Royals. He has played for the Storm Chasers in parts of three different seasons from 2014-16, totaling a .284 average (165-581) with 82 runs, 31 doubles, two triples, 20 homers and 95 RBI, along with a .348 on-base percentage.

The 24-year-old was a member of Omaha's 2014 Triple-A National Championship squad, smacking a home run in that contests versus the Pawtucket Red Sox. He was also selected to play in the First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game at Werner Park. Cuthbert was signed by Kansas City as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2009.

In addition, the Royals announced on Monday that outfielder Billy Burns has been recalled to Kansas City. The switch-hitting speedster owns a .259 average (58-224) in 65 games with Omaha this season, adding 32 runs, six doubles, two triples and 14 RBI, in addition to 14 steals.

Infielder Jack Lopez has also been transferred to Omaha's roster from Double-A Northwest Arkansas. In 78 contests with the Naturals in 2017, the Florida native has accumulated a .277 average (82-296) with 33 runs, 11 doubles, two triples, two homers and 18 RBI, along with 18 stolen bases.

Right-hander Malcom Culver has also been placed on the Disabled List, retroactive to July 15. The 27-year-old has compiled a 1-2 record and 4.10 ERA (17 ER/37.1 IP), adding a team-best 9 saves in 32 appearances with the Storm Chasers, adding 34 strikeouts.

As a result of these transactions, the Storm Chasers' active roster stands at 23 players, in addition to five on the Disabled List and Cuthbert on his Major League Rehab Assignment.

Omaha continues their eight-game homestand by beginning a four-game set with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox this evening at Werner Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT. RHP Jake Junis (2-4, 2.83) is expected to toe the rubber for the Storm Chasers, with the Sky Sox anticipated to give the nod to RHP Bubba Derby (2-0, 2.49).

Tickets for tonight's matchup and all remaining 2017 Storm Chasers games are still available and can be purchased online at www.omahastormchasers.com/tickets, or by calling the Werner Park Ticket Office at (402) 738-5100. Werner Park Ticket Office hours can be viewed by clicking here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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