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Lorenzo Cain | Outfielder | #6

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tallahassee (FL) CC
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 17 (0) / MLW
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Brewers signed OF Lorenzo Cain to a five-year, $80 million contract.
The deal was reported Thursday evening and has now been made official. It's the largest free agent contract the Brewers have ever handed out and also is the biggest free agent deal so far this offseason. Cain, who is returning to his original organization, batted .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases for the Royals last season and will be Milwaukee's everyday center fielder. Jan 26 - 1:05 PM

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The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers and Lorenzo Cain have come to terms on a deal.

Cain returns to his original organization, giving the Brewers a very crowded outfield at the moment. Cain will likely play center, moving Christian Yelich to right field. Either Domingo Santana or Ryan Braun figures to be shipped out in a trade relatively soon. The Brewers could get a quality pitcher in return for Santana, while Braun would primarily be a salary dump.
Jan 25 - 7:29 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Lorenzo Cain is currently weighing a "variety of offers."

Heyman also says that Cain has begun to alert certain teams that they are no longer in consideration for his services. There's no mention of which teams remain in the running or which teams are out, but Heyman does note that it's believed Cain has several four-year offers on the table. The 31-year-old hit 15 home runs and stole 26 bases for the Royals in 2017, and he also rates as a strong defender in the outfield. We could finally be close to seeing a marquee free agent position player putting pen to paper.
Jan 24 - 10:30 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Lorenzo Cain met with multiple teams in Los Angeles recently.

It's unclear which clubs were at the meetings -- which were hosted by Cain's agents -- but Crasnick notes that the Brewers, Cubs, Rangers, Giants and Blue Jays have been connected to the free agent outfielder. As has been the case with most free agents this winter, it's been tough to gauge where the market is for Cain. However, it sounds like there could be movement on him soon.
Jan 19 - 2:18 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants "have had an active dialogue with Lorenzo Cain of late, and that’s not likely to change" even after their acquisition of Andrew McCutchen.

San Francisco would prefer to play McCutchen at a corner outfield spot, with Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports saying they'd like to put him in right field and move Hunter Pence to left. Of course, that plan could depend on whether they're able to add a center fielder like Cain. The Giants are up against the luxury tax threshold, so bringing Cain aboard will be tricky.
Jan 15 - 6:56 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that "all the tea leaves tell me" the Giants are getting more serious in talks with free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

The assumption was that the Giants wouldn't sign a qualifying offer free agent, but general manager Bobby Evans recently said that he wouldn't rule out the possibility. The club would have to surrender two draft picks (their second- and fifth-highest picks) and $1 million in international spending money in order to sign Cain. Schulman notes that there's "nothing close" while speculating that years could be an issue. Steven Duggar and Gorkys Hernandez are among the in-house options for center field, but the club has also been connected to Andrew McCutchen on the trade market. Admittedly, Cain would be vastly superior to McCutchen to patrol center field.
Jan 15 - 2:50 PM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Rangers have "ramped up their pursuit" of free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

There might finally be some actual movement this week on the hot stove, with rumors beginning to fly about a number of the many still-unsigned top free agents. Cain is also said to be drawing serious interest from the Brewers, and the Blue Jays and Mets were tied to him earlier this winter. The 31-year-old slashed .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 155 games with the Royals last season while playing good defense in center field.
Jan 4 - 1:12 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Brewers have expressed interest in free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

Milwaukee is loaded with good outfield talent -- both young and established -- but Rosenthal says Cain has been a "frequent topic of conversation" among the club's decision-makers this winter. Perhaps the Brewers could find a trade partner for Domingo Santana or Keon Broxton to free up a spot. Cain, 31, batted .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 155 games with Kansas City in 2017. He has also been tied to the Blue Jays and Mets over the course of this slow-moving offseason.
Source: The Athletic
Jan 4 - 12:35 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Blue Jays have expressed interest in free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

It's been a slow-moving offseason for Cain, but the same can be said for many other free agent position players. The 31-year-old should eventually score a nice deal after batting .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases over 155 games with Kansas City in 2017. Heyman says Toronto would prefer a four-year contract.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

OF Lorenzo Cain rejected the Royals' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

It was a no-brainer for Cain, who should do quite well for himself on the free agent market after batting .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases over 155 games this past season in Kansas City. He's already said to be drawing interest from the Blue Jays and Mets, and the Rangers, Mariners, and Giants could also be potential fits. The only major thing working against him is that he turns 32 years old next April.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 03:51:00 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Blue Jays and Mets "have reached out early" on free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

Crasnick notes that the Rangers, Mariners, and Giants could be potential fits. It's still very early in free agency, so many teams are doing their due diligence. Cain recently received a qualifying offer from the Royals after batting .300/.363/.440 with 15 homers and 26 steals this past season. He's one of the better position players on the market.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Royals extended a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer to OF Lorenzo Cain.

Much like Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, this was a no-brainer decision for the Royals. After being limited to 103 games in 2016, Cain played in a career-high 155 games this season while batting .300/.363/.440 with 15 homers and 26 steals. Cain will be 32 years old in April and comes with an injury history, but he still figures to do quite well for himself in free agency.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 01:55:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that it's "not 100 percent," but the Royals "are still planning" to give Lorenzo Cain a $17.4 million qualifying offer.

It certainly seems like a no-brainer with Cain in line to receive a multi-year contract as a free agent this offseason. The center fielder batted .300/.363/.440 with 15 homers and 26 stolen bases for the Royals this season and will turn 32 just after Opening Day next year. Kansas City will also make Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas qualifying offers this winter.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup on Wednesday against the Tigers.

It's just a scheduled day off for Cain, who has been sensational with the bat in September. Paulo Orlando gets the start for the Royals in center field on Wednesday. Salvador Perez is also sitting, with Drew Butera filling in behind the plate.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain hit his 15th home run of the season Sunday versus the White Sox.

Cain's solo shot in the top of the fourth inning off Lucas Giolito gave Kansas City its only run of the game. The 31-year-old impending free agent center fielder is batting .300/.362/.443 in 149 games played this season.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
4Jacob Nottingham
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Franklin
4Keston Hiura
5Nate Orf
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Mauricio Dubon
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Keon Broxton
3Brett Phillips
4Kyle Wren
RF1Christian Yelich
2Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Brandon Woodruff
6Brent Suter
7Yovani Gallardo
8Junior Guerra
9Wade Miley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jacob Barnes
4Matt Albers
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Boone Logan
7Oliver Drake
8Radhames Liz
9JJ Hoover
10Michael Brady
11Erik Davis
12Ernesto Frieri
13Mike Zagurski
14Hiram Burgos