Orioles' Schoop drills Royals' Cuthbert in funny bone with errant throw
Kansas City Royals third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert slid into second base on a fielder's choice on Monday and up taking a bizarre blow to the arm from Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop.
"I have never seen anything like that in all my years," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "I could see what [Schoop] was trying to do -- hold off from throwing."
Fortunately the 23-year-old Cuthbert, called up to replace Mike Moustakas who tore the ACL in his right knee last week, is only day-to-day with a right elbow contusion.
"I thought at first it was a fake throw to first [by Schoop]," Cuthbert said. "But then he threw it and I didn't see it. I just put my elbow up."
The silver lining is that after Cuthbert's elbow sent the ball sky high, Paulo Orlando came around to score, snapping a 17-inning scoreless streak for the Royals who ended up losing 4-1, extending a 5-game skid. Small consolation.