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Lorenzo Cain | Outfielder | #6

Team: Kansas City Royals
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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 16 - 3:51 PM

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According to Jerry Crasnick of, 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.
Nov 14 - 4:24 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.
Nov 6 - 1:55 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.
Oct 13 - 3:48 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.
Sep 27 - 4:30 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.
Sep 24 - 5:04 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and a run scored as the Royals snapped the Indians’ 22-game winning streak on Friday.

The game was knotted up at 3-3 after five innings before Cain knocked in the go-ahead run with a single against Joe Smith in the top of the sixth. It ended up being the difference in the ballgame. The impending free agent has tallied four multi-hit games in his last six to bring his batting average up to .302 for the year. He’s been locked in since late July.
Sep 15 - 10:23 PM

Lorenzo Cain is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

No word on any sort of injury, so he could just be getting a breather with the early start time. Paulo Orlando will start in center field.
Sep 12 - 10:43 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 and scored a run during Saturday's defeat of the Twins.

He tripled and scored in the first inning, then added a pair of singles later in the game. He carries a very nice .298 batting average with 14 home runs and 46 RBI. He's scored 81 runs and ranks 11th in the majors with 24 stolen bases.
Sep 9 - 10:40 PM

Lorenzo Cain homered and walked twice before being lifted early from Tuesday's blowout loss.

The homer was just Cain's third of the second half, but he is batting .335 since the All-Star break. He hit .274 with 11 homers in the first half.
Sep 5 - 10:42 PM

Lorenzo Cain finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Sunday in the Royals' defeat of the Twins.

Cain tried for an inside-the-park home run in the top of the seventh inning, but he was thrown out at the plate. The drive to right field still scored Alcides Escobar and Whit Merrifield to give Kansas City a late 5-4 lead. Cain also singled twice in the game and the impending free agent center fielder is now sporting a .293/.355/.437 batting line with 44 RBI and 77 runs scored in 131 total games this year.
Sep 3 - 6:04 PM

Lorenzeo Cain went 2-for-3 and slugged a two-run home run in a win over the Athletics on Wednesday.

His shot off starter Paul Blackburn put the Royals in the lead in the fourth inning. Cain also singled and walked in the game and now wields a potent .293 batting average with 13 longballs and 40 RBI. The bulk of his fantasy value comes from his 23 steals in 25 attempts.
Aug 16 - 8:25 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI as the Royals routed the White Sox on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.

Cain delivered a two-run single during a four-run uprising in the second inning. He also swiped a base in the ballgame. The 31-year-old outfielder is enjoying a terrific season as he approaches free agency, slashing .289/.352/.435 with 12 homers, 38 RBI and 22 stolen bases.
Aug 13 - 5:57 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.

Unfortunately for Cain, his biggest at-bat of the night was also the one time he failed, flying out while representing the tying run in the eighth inning. That doesn't mar what was an otherwise terrific performance, the latest in a run of stellar offensive games for the 31-year-old this month. Since the beginning of August, Cain is 18-for-37 with four games of three or more hits in that span. The hot stretch has his overall line up to .293/.356/.443 with 12 homers, 36 RBI, 68 runs scored and 21 steals.
Aug 11 - 1:42 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with two steals, a run scored and an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

In addition to his base-stealing prowess -- Cain is up to 19 thefts on the year -- the outfielder also came through with an RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Royals a 3-2 lead. This was his fifth multi-hit game in his last eight contests and he is now slashing .275/.344/.427 with 12 homers, 34 RBI and 63 runs scored for the season as a whole.
Aug 3 - 11:52 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Scott Alexander
6Peter Moylan
7Neftali Feliz
8Kevin McCarthy
9Brian Flynn
10Miguel Almonte
11Mike Morin
12Trevor Cahill
13Andres Machado