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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 placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
It's not a big surprise, as Cain left Wednesday's game against the Astros with a Grade 1 groin strain. He's hoping to return in two weeks, but won't rush things. Jarrod Dyson should see and uptick in playing time during his absence and is worth picking up for fantasy owners who need speed. Apr 17 - 5:35 PM

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Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday night's game against the Astros with a Grade 1 groin strain.

That's the least severe type of strain, but Cain could still be looking at an extended absence. The 28-year-old outfielder was off to a decent start this season, boasting a .333 batting average and two steals in 12 games. Jarrod Dyson figures to get a boost in playing time and may be worth an add in fantasy leagues for his speed.
Apr 17 - 8:38 AM

Lorenzo Cain had an RBI double Saturday against the Twins.

It was the only offense the Royals could muster against Ricky Nolasco and Michael Tonkin. Cain has struggled to stay healthy during his career, but he's capable of doing enough in all categories to help fantasy owners.
Apr 12 - 5:03 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs, leading the Royals to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

Cain's two-run single in the fifth inning increased the White Sox lead to 7-2 and put the final nail in Erik Johnson's afternoon. The 27-year-old outfielder also swiped his second base of the season in the ballgame.
Apr 4 - 8:05 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 2-1 win over the Rangers on Friday.

Cain scored the go-ahead run (and eventual winning run) in the bottom of the eighth inning after Neftali Feliz walked Alcides Escobar with the bases loaded. The 27-year-old entered Friday's action hitting just .138 (4-for-29) since returning from the DL.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two steals Wednesday versus the Indians.

Playing mostly against left-handers since returning from a strained oblique, Cain had been just 1-for-9 since coming off the DL a week ago. He could begin to play more frequently now.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Royals activated OF Lorenzo Cain from the 15-day disabled list.

Cain wasn't supposed to take batting practice until Friday and possibly be activated then, but the Royals decided to go ahead and pull the trigger. It makes sense, as he could potentially be used to pinch-run or play defense even if he's not able to hit just yet. Jarrod Dyson will continue to handle center field until Cain is able to swing a bat.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 07:05:00 PM

Lorzeo Cain (oblique) is scheduled to take a normal round of batting practice on Friday.

If it goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list immediately. Cain has been on the shelf since early August with a strained left oblique muscle. He's batting .261/.324/.362 with four homers and 12 steals.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain (oblique) was cleared for on-field agility drills Friday.

It's the first baseball-related activity he's done since being placed on the disabled list. Cain is eligible to be activated on Saturday, but is not expected to rejoin the Royals until early-to-mid September.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain (oblique) said his injury has "four-to-six weeks written all over it."

Cain added that he's hopeful it's closer to two weeks, but nobody with the club seems very optimistic about his ability to return anytime soon. Royals manager Ned Yost said Cain is feeling better but that he still feels some discomfort when he coughs or sneezes. Cain almost certainly won't be ready to come off when first available on August 24; a return sometime in early-to-mid September is more realistic at this point.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 01:26:00 PM

Royals placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 9, with a strained left oblique.

Cain apparently suffered the injury during Thursday's game against the Red Sox. As of now, it's not clear how long he'll be sidelined. The Royals recalled Will Smith and Donnie Joseph in corresponding moves.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain (groin) is starting on Thursday.

Cain has been unavailable since last weekend due to tightness in his groin, but an MRI taken Tuesday showed no structural damage and he felt vast improvement during a short pregame workout on Thursday morning. The 27-year-old outfielder has four homers and 12 steals in 88 games this season for the red-hot Royals.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:08:00 AM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Lorenzo Cain's tight groin showed no structural damage of any kind.

"No tears; the results were great," Cain told reporters after Wednesday’s 4-3 victory. "Now, it’s just day to day and make sure I’m ready to go." The 27-year-old outfielder hasn't appeared in a game since Saturday.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 08:54:00 AM

Lorenzo Cain was unavailable to play Wednesday after feeling tightness in his left groin while warming up in case he was needed to play in Tuesday's game.

The outfielder hasn't played since Saturday but remains day-to-day. "He felt OK yesterday during workouts and in the eighth inning, he started getting loose in case something developed and felt a little tightness in his groin so we shut him down," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Take no chances, see if we can have him available [Thursday afternoon for the series finale]."
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 10:33:00 PM

Lorenzo Cain (groin) is expected to be ready to rejoin the lineup on Wednesday.

Cain left Saturday's game with left groin tightness. After Monday's off-day, he is out of the lineup Tuesday. "I haven't really run since I ran into the wall," he said. "So I'll take a normal practice. Sprint and hit. So far, just moving around, it feels good."
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 07:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Justin Maxwell
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Bruce Chen
5Yordano Ventura
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Tim Collins
4Kelvin Herrera
5Aaron Crow
6Louis Coleman
7Francisley Bueno
8Michael Mariot
9Danny Duffy
10Luke Hochevar
11Justin Marks