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Lorenzo Cain | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Lorenzo Cain drove in three runs while reaching base four times in Tuesday’s victory over the Giants.

Cain walked in the first inning, singled in a pair in the seven-run second, doubled in another in the third and drew his second free pass in his final plate appearance in the eighth. After winning the ALCS MVP, Cain has kept hitting in the World Series, sporting a .318/.423/.409 batting line. Everyone in the Royals’ lineup had at least one hit, and six of them had multiple base knocks.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:31:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain admitted after Saturday's World Series Game 4 loss that he's had leg issues for the last 2-3 weeks.

He wouldn't reveal the specific problem with his legs, but Cain was noticeably hobbled Saturday. However, he said the issue improved as the game went along, and it's not something that's going to keep him out of the lineup. "I'm feeling better," he said. "I'll definitely be able to go (for Game 5)." Cain is 4-for-15 this series and is hitting .327/.370/.408 overall during the postseason.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain will bat third in Game 1 of the World Series against the Giants on Tuesday night.

Royals manager Ned Yost is sticking with what got him here. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. James Shields will oppose Madison Bumgarner.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain was named as the American League Championship Series MVP following Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Orioles.

Cain went hitless in three at-bats in the series-winning game, but the outfielder finished 8-for-15 (.533) with an RBI, a stolen base and five runs scored. Cain also played tremendous defense in center field throughout the series. He's hitting .387/.412/.484 in his first MLB postseason.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 and scored a run in Tuesday's ALCS Game 3 victory over the Orioles.

The Royals didn't do a whole lot on offense, putting together just seven singles and one walk, but they were able to scratch out one run on a groundout and another on a sac fly. Cain has been a beast so far in the series, going 8-for-12 at the dish while scoring five runs. Eric Hosmer also had a couple hits for the Royals, while Alex Gordon and Billy Butler tallied the RBIs.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain will bat third in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Tuesday.

It's take two for the clubs, as Monday's scheduled game was rained out. Cain is 6-for-8 with two walks over the first two games of the ALCS and Ned Yost isn't going to mess with what's working. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. Jeremy Guthrie will oppose Wei-Yin Chen.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain had a four-hit afternoon Saturday, finishing 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Royals' 6-4 win over the Orioles in Game 2 of the ALCS.

Cain doubled and scored in the first inning before beating out an infield single and coming around to score once again in the third. He got into the action with an RBI single of his own to extend the Royals' lead in the ninth. Cain is now 6-for-8 with two doubles and four runs scored in the first two games of the series, and the Royals own a 2-0 lead going back to Kansas City for Game 3 on Monday.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:42:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI as the Royals handed the White Sox a loss on Thursday.

Cain has now hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, including in each of his last seven. He scored the Royals' first run in the first inning, and later touched home to give the Royals the lead in the eighth inning. He padded the Royals' lead to 6-3 with an RBI single in the ninth. Cain is enjoying a breakout season, batting .304/.342/.417 with five home runs, 51 RBI, 27 stolen bases, and 54 runs scored.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:46:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon contest against the Tigers.

It looks as though it's simply a routine day off for Cain. Jarrod Dyson will get the call in center field and bat ninth for the Royals in a critical matchup against their division-leading rivals.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer Wednesday against the White Sox.

The homer was just Cain's fifth in 436 at-bats this season, but he's been a very good regular for the Royals with his .298 average and his Gold Glove-caliber defense. He's also 25-for-29 stealing bases.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:10:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single, but the Royals were topped by the Red Sox on Thursday.

Cain has had three multi-hit games in his last five, including a three-hit game on Wednesday. He's had a strong season, slashing .299/.335/.410 with 25 stolen bases.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain finished 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI single as the Royals downed the Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday.

Cain pushed the Royals' lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning with an RBI single, then scored his club's third run after tripling to lead off the ninth inning. Cain had been slumping over the last week and a half, but Wednesday's effort couldn't have come at a better time as it helped the Royals move back into first place ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central. Cain owns a solid .297/.333/.407 slash line with four home runs, 45 RBI, and 25 stolen bases on the season.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Friday against the Rangers.

The outfielder also stole his nineteenth base. Hitting near the bottom of the Royals' lineup, Cain has done a nice job this season. He's hitting .293/.331/.402 to go with those nineteen steals. He's also knocked in 40 runs and scored 38. Even if he's not really a fantasy contributor, he's a fine real world ballplayer.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 01:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
3Mitch Maier
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
7Yohan Pino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson
12Ryan Madson
13Franklin Morales
14Joe Blanton