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Lorenzo Cain | Outfielder | #6

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Royals manager Ned Yost said Lorenzo Cain (wrist) is "probably not [going to play again in 2016]."
Yost explained that Cain's wrist isn't healing as fast as the Royals hoped. The center fielder has not appeared in a game since September 9 and has been feeling discomfort in his wrist dating back to August. If Cain does not play again this season, he will finish out with a .287/.339/.408 slash line, nine homers, 56 RBI, and 14 steals over 397 at-bats. Due to various injury concerns, he's been limited to 103 games in 2016. Sep 21 - 7:48 PM

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Lorenzo Cain (wrist) remains sidelined Monday.

Though it's not entirely official, the general feeling is that Cain will not play again this season due to a wrist injury that has been nagging him since August. His last at-bat was September 9. Kansas City is currently five games out of the American League Wild Card race and Cain is due $11 million next season -- his final season under contract with the Royals. Billy Burns will start in center field and bat leadoff on Monday afternoon against the White Sox.
Sep 19 - 11:05 AM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) will be shut down for the next week before being re-evaluated.

Cain said Saturday that it's "highly likely" that he's played his last game of the season. While it appears the brakes have been pumped on that notion, it remains a possibility. The outfielder has battled a left wrist issue for a while and said when he played Friday he was "basically swinging with one arm." Jarrod Dyson will be the main center fielder while Cain is out, although Paulo Orlando is there Sunday.
Sep 11 - 12:01 PM

Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports the Royals are considering shutting Lorenzo Cain (wrist) down for the rest of the season.

Cain himself admitted that it's "highly likely" that he's played his last game of 2016. The All-Star outfielder returned to action Friday after missing seven games with a left wrist injury but said he was "basically swinging with one arm." The Royals are trying to make a late playoff push but it looks like they'll have to do it without Cain. Jarrod Dyson could see a lot of time in center field down the stretch.
Sep 10 - 7:14 PM

Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Cain returned Friday after sitting out almost two weeks with a wrist injury. He looked healthy, going 1-for-3 with a steal and two walks. It looks like the Royals are going to be cautious with Cain by keeping him out of back-to-backs. Jarrod Dyson will handle center field and hit leadoff Saturday against White Sox starter James Shields.
Sep 10 - 4:49 PM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) is back in the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's been out all month with a left wrist ailment that's bothered him since mid-August, but Cain is feeling well enough to give it a go. He's in right field and batting third against Carlos Rodon and the White Sox.
Sep 9 - 5:31 PM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) is aiming to return to the Royals' starting lineup this Friday.

Cain has been dealing with a left wrist injury since mid-August and his grip strength has been slow to return on this recent shutdown period. He got a cortisone shot Sunday that will hopefully help with some of the remaining discomfort. Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Royals on Tuesday night against the Twins.
Sep 6 - 5:57 PM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Cain hasn't played since Tuesday due to a sore left wrist. He was given a cortisone shot and the hope is that he'll be ready to play Monday. Jarrod Dyson will continue to hold down center field in the meantime. The Royals are also resting Alex Gordon Sunday with the Tigers throwing southpaw Daniel Norris, as Whit Merrifield is in left field.
Sep 4 - 11:51 AM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) remained out of the Royals' starting lineup on Saturday.

He had been expected to return to action on Saturday but his left wrist continues to bother him. Jarrod Dyson will once again start in his place in center field and is batting leadoff for the Royals against Michael Fulmer and the Tigers.
Sep 3 - 3:52 PM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) remained out of the Royals' lineup Friday.

Cain has been battling through a left wrist injury of late and will miss a second straight start. It sounds like he's expected back in there on Saturday. Jarrod Dyson is in center field Friday.
Sep 2 - 5:15 PM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) is not in the Royals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Yankees.

Cain told reporters late Tuesday night that he's been battling a left wrist injury for at least the past two weeks and it causes him discomfort when he tries to swing. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field on Wednesday night.
Aug 31 - 3:43 PM

Lorenzo Cain acknowledged late Tuesday that he has been playing through a left wrist injury.

It's been an issue for at least two weeks and causes him pain when he tries to swing, but Cain has pledged to continue battling through it. The 30-year-old center fielder has still managed a relatively productive August, even smacking an RBI double (and stealing a base) in Tuesday night's loss to the Yankees.
Aug 31 - 9:13 AM

Lorenzo Cain homered, walked twice, and scored two runs in Friday’s win over the Red Sox.

Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon also went deep in the victory. Cain’s eighth-inning blast off Junichi Tarawa was his first home run since way back on May 31, a span of 191 at-bats. The 30-year-old is batting .290/.337/.414 overall.
Aug 26 - 10:46 PM

Lorenzo Cain singled in the only run of the game in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Cain drove one to center field off of Andrew Cashner in the sixth inning to plate Paulo Orlando. He also had another single on the night, picking up two of the Royals' six hits. Kansas City has now won nine straight games to pull back into the American League Wild Card race.
Aug 23 - 10:32 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Twins on Saturday.

Cain swatted a two-run double in the third inning and added a sacrifice fly RBI later in the game. He's now hit in six straight games, going 14-for-27 with eight RBI and five runs scored in those six contests. It's nice to see him rounding into form after he showed some rust following activation from the disabled list in late July. Cain is now hitting .289/.333/.408 overall.
Aug 20 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Tony Cruz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Hunter Dozier
3Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Daniel Nava
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn
10Matt Strahm
11Scott Alexander
12Brooks Pounders
13Kevin McCarthy
14Alec Mills