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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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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

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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

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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 07:14:00 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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 04:49:00 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.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 05:31:00 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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 05:57:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 11:51:00 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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Brayan Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Peter O'Brien
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Travis Wood
5Chris Young
6Scott Alexander
7Kevin McCarthy
8Al Alburquerque
9Brian Flynn
10Mike Minor
11Peter Moylan
12Seth Maness