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Lorenzo Cain | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Royals topped the Cubs 8-4 on Friday afternoon in Chicago.
His RBI double in the eighth inning plated Mike Moustakas, breaking a 4-4 tie and proving to be the difference maker in the ballgame. He has been a force in the middle of the Royals lineup this season, slashing .310/.362/.433 with 20 RBI. May 29 - 9:39 PM

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Lorenzo Cain was 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

Both hits were singles. Cain has slowed down from his red-hot April and has scuffled a bit against right-handed pitchers, but he's currently tied for third in the majors with 31 runs scored.
May 23 - 12:59 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 and drove in a career-high five runs in rout against the Yankees on Friday.

Quite a night for Cain, who came into Friday's action with just two RBI all month. He got things started with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly before later adding a pair of RBI singles. The 29-year-old outfielder is batting .326/.378/.478 through 32 games this season and continues to play excellent defense in center field.
May 16 - 12:09 AM

Lorenzo Cain tripled and scored two runs Wednesday in his first game back from suspension.

Cain also made a couple nice plays in the outfield, as he usually does. He was suspended two games by Major League Baseball for his role in the Royals' April 23 melee brawl with the White Sox. The 29-year-old outfielder is batting .330/.396/.511 with three home runs, six stolen bases, and 20 runs scored in 24 games this season. Cain just keeps getting better and better.
May 7 - 8:41 AM

Lorenzo Cain will begin serving a two-game suspension on Sunday after dropping his appeal.

It's a little surprising that he'd drop it now and miss a game versus the division-rival Tigers, but obviously the Royals determined it was best to get it out of the way now. Cain will return to action on Wednesday against the Indians. Jarrod Dyson is handling center field Sunday.
May 3 - 11:06 AM

Lorenzo Cain's solo home run off of David Price in the 9th inning was the only run that the team managed on Saturday.

Cain's two-out solo shot drew the Royals to within 2-1, but Price finished off the complete game victory without allowing further damage. The homer was Cain's third of the season, the RBI his 13th. He's recorded a hit in four straight games and has upped his season slash to .333/.402/.500. Cain's struggled with injuries throughout his career, but he's played well through the first month of the 2015 season.
May 2 - 11:23 PM

Lorenzo Cain was given a two-game suspension for participating in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox.

It's unclear if Cain will appeal his suspension or begin serving immediately. Jarrod Dyson could see additional playing time in Cain's absence.
Apr 25 - 12:39 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Another big day for Cain. He clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning and later had an RBI double during the Royals' ninth-inning rally. The 29-year-old now owns a ridiculous .429/.512/.714 batting line across his first nine games this season. Injuries have been an issue for him in his career, but he appears ready to build off his solid 2014 campaign.
Apr 16 - 4:52 PM

Lorenzo Cain's eighth-inning two-run home run proved the difference in Wednesday's victory against the White Sox.

Cain tagged Zach Putnam to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth, helping the Royals sneak away with a win. The speedy outfielder finished 3-for-4 on the night. He singled and scored on Eric Hosmer's home run in the third inning as well. Cain isn't exactly known for his power -- he hit only five last season -- but should steal bases with high frequency and could come close to reproducing last season's .301 batting average.
Apr 8 - 11:29 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-2 with a double as the Royals defeated the Astros 3-1 on Saturday.

Cain doubled in the first inning with two outs but was stranded. He finishes the spring batting .382 (21-for-55). Cain put himself on the map with a strong post-season performance for the Royals last season and enters the 2015 season poised to provide plenty of fantasy value with a high average and lots of stolen bases. He hit .301 with 28 stolen bases last season.
Apr 4 - 6:57 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-2 and scored a run in Monday's 6-5 victory over the Indians.

Cain is 7-for-20 (.350) near the midpoint of the spring. He's picking up right where he left off last season, when he hit .301 and stole 28 bases while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense. While Cain won't provide much in the way of power, his speed and average should make him a fantasy asset again this season.
Mar 16 - 6:53 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday that Lorenzo Cain is likely to being the season as the team's No. 3 hitter.

It's not a surprise, as that's where Cain batted down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs last year. While it's an unusual spot for a guy who has hit just 17 homers in 1,369 career plate appearances, the news is good for his potential fantasy value.
Mar 15 - 12:25 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Padres in the Cactus League.

Cain delivered an RBI single in the first inning to get the Royals on the board, and he came through with another RBI single in the fifth. Cain was a breakout star last October, being named ALCS MVP and bringing the Royals painfully close to a World Series title, and his speed and hitting ability should put him on fantasy radars this spring as well.
Mar 11 - 7:27 PM

Royals and OF Lorenzo Cain avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.725 million contract.

Cain, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, requested a $3.6 million for 2015 and was offered $2 million by the Royals when figures were exchanged last month. While the two sides settled a little under the midpoint, Cain can make up the difference with incentives. He can earn $25,000 for reaching 505 plate appearances and another $50,000 for an All-Star selection.
Feb 3 - 3:04 PM

Lorenzo Cain requested $3.6 million and was offered $2 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The projection from MLBTradeRumors.com of $2.3 million falls closer in line to the Royals' figure. Cain, who is arbitration-eligible this offseason for the first time, batted .301/.339/.412 with five homers and 28 steals in 2014 before being named ALCS MVP.
Jan 16 - 5:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brian Flynn
10Tim Collins