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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
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Lorenzo Cain had a hit, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.
That was about as exciting as a Royals offensive performance got on Thursday, as the club collected just four hits and didn't score a run in 13 innings of baseball. The steal was Cain's sixth of the year, best in the American League. After an injury-marked 2016 season, Cain has looked perfectly healthy en route to a .340/.462/.396 line to start 2017. Apr 21 - 12:53 AM

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Lorenzo Cain collected two more hits in four at-bats Saturday against the Angels.

Cain recorded his fourth consecutive multi-hit game, and he has hit safely in five in a row and nine of the past 10 games overall. While he struck out twice in Saturday's game, he still has 10 walks to just nine strikeouts overall while posting a solid .512 on-base percentage.
Apr 16 - 1:03 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Angels.

Cain now has three straight multi-hit games, as his red-hot start continues. He’s hitting .364/.512/.424 through 10 games this season and has already drawn 10 walks. He walked 31 times in 434 plate appearances last season.
Apr 15 - 12:23 AM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Thursday’s win over the A’s.

Cain opened the game’s scoring with his RBI single off Jesse Hahn in the first inning. The Royals would tack on one more in the frame and add another in the third to build a 3-0 lead. More than enough support for a game Jason Vargas, who pitched 7 2/3 scoreless frames when all was said and done. Cain has been hitting well early on, but the power has not come yet. He has just one extra-base hit in his first 29 at-bats.
Apr 14 - 5:10 AM

Lorenzo Cain was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League game against the White Sox due to tightness in his left side.

Alex Gordon will take his place in center field with Brandon Moss handling left. Cain felt tightness during batting practice and was scratched as a precaution. Until the Royals update his status, consider Cain day-to-day.
Mar 28 - 4:13 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Monday’s win over the Athletics.

After injuries limited Cain to 103 games last season, he has put together a strong spring by batting .286 (12-for-42) with an .830 OPS. The 30-year-old is capable of making an impact across all categories in fantasy leagues, but his health is a bit of a red flag. He’s one of a few prominent Royals going into their walk year.
Mar 27 - 7:26 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's split-squad win over the Giants.

Cain's two-run homer off Kraig Sitton in the fifth inning would stand as the decisive blow in what ended as a 2-0 final score in the Royals' advantage. Injuries limited him to just 103 games played last season. If he can maintain his health in 2017, he makes for a rock-solid fantasy option.
Mar 4 - 7:16 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rangers have had discussions about Lorenzo Cain.

It's not a surprise, as the Rangers are looking for a right-handed hitting center fielder and the Royals are reportedly fielding offers for Cain. The Rangers also have interest in bringing back Ian Desmond and Carlos Gomez. Cain has drawn interest from the Cardinals and Dodgers.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:10:00 PM

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have expressed interest in Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has already tied the Cardinals to Cain, who is due to become a free agent next winter and could very well be traded this offseason if the return is right. Cain batted just .287/.339/.408 in 2016, but he had an .838 OPS with 16 homers and 28 steals in 2015 and the 30-year-old plays a terrific center field. Los Angeles has also been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Royals closer Wade Davis.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hears the Cardinals "have kept tabs on possible trade options" such as Lorenzo Cain of the Royals.

Cain is due to become a free agent after the 2017 season and the Royals probably aren't going to be able to afford to sign him to a long-term extension, so a trade this winter does seem possible. Goold also hears the Cardinals are eyeing Adam Eaton of the White Sox. On the free agent side, St. Louis has been connected strongly to Dexter Fowler.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain won't require surgery on his left wrist.

Cain was shut down early in September due to a Grade 2 wrist sprain. While the injury won't require surgery, he'll need around three months of rest before resuming baseball activities. Cain was also bothered by a hamstring injury this season, an issue which has popped up multiple times in his career. The Royals haven't decided whether he'll play right field or center field in 2017.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 07:23:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain (wrist) is done for the year.

Cain hadn't played since September 9 due to a wrist injury and there's no point in rushing him back for the final few games of the 2016 regular season. The star center fielder finishes with a .287/.339/.408 slash line, nine homers, 56 RBI, and 14 steals over 397 at-bats.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 04:39:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 07:48:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 11:05:00 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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Soler
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Chris Young
5Mike Minor
6Kevin McCarthy
7Peter Moylan
8Scott Alexander
9Matt Strahm
10Brian Flynn