Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 days ago

Cain will appeal the two-game suspension he received from MLB on Saturday for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox, the Kansas City Star reports.

The appeals process often takes more than a few days to play out, but it's very rare that MLB reduces the punishment for players upon appeal.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 days ago

Cain has been suspended two games, effective Sunday, for his role in a brawl with the White Sox on Thursday.

Cain was also fined an undisclosed amount for his role in the fight, which escalated when Yordano Ventura and Adam Eaton began barking at each other in the eighth inning. One of five players ejected from the game Thursday, Cain will be forced to sit out two more contests, with Jarrod Dyson representing the most likely candidate to fill in for him in center field.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 4 days ago

Cain was ejected between the seventh and eighth inning of Thursday's game against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Cain was one of the main members of a benches-clearing situation between the Royals ad White Sox on Thursday, and was ejected along with teammates Yordano Ventura and Edinson Volquez and two other White Sox's players. It's unclear if suspensions are looming for those involved, but the situation should clear up in the next couple days. He finished Thursday's contest 1-for-3 with a run scored, and was replaced in center field by Jarrod Dyson.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 week ago

Cain is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.

Cain hasn't received a day off this season, so it appears Monday is just a regular rest day after the 29-year-old was hit by pitch in Sunday's contest. Jarrod Dyson will slide over to center field while Paulo Orlando will assume the right field duties.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 weeks ago

Cain went 3-for-4 with a homer, a steal, three RBI and three runs in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Cain's looked simply outstanding so far, as he just briefly dipped under a .400 average Wednesday before leaping right back up to .429 on Thursday. If Cain can stay healthy while maintaining this improved pop, he could be poised for a real breakout year.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 3 weeks ago

Cain went 3-for-4 with a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning Wednesday in a win over the White Sox.

The homer was a bomb, a 422-foot shot to left field. Cain's looking good in the early going as he tries to turn in his first-ever fully healthy campaign. If he can stay on the field all summer, 10 homers and 30 steals isn't out of the question.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 3 weeks ago

Cain went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a steal in Monday's Opening Day win over the White Sox.

Slotting into the third spot in the lineup, Cain should have the opportunity to build upon last season's career-high 53 RBI total. The soon-to-be 29-year-old also figures to be a reliable source of stolen bases and average after swiping 28 bases last season with a .301/.339/.412 slash line.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 month ago

Cain will likely begin the season as the Royals' No. 3 hitter, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Cain batted all over the lineup last season after beginning the year as the No. 8 hitter. He spent some time as the leadoff man and also hit second, third, sixth and seventh at various times throughout the season. At this point, the Royals' order is not set in stone, but it appears Cain is close to being locked into the three spot.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 3 months ago

Cain agreed to a one-year, $2.725 million contract with the Royals on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The 28-year-old improved his average by an even 50 points and his OBP by 29 points last season, while also playing his usual outstanding defense in center field for the AL Champion Royals. His numbers were buoyed by an anomalous .380 BABIP, and his strikeout and walk rates both went in the wrong direction, but Cain should continue to make for a valuable source of stolen bases and average in his sixth major league season.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 7 months ago

Cain went 1-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and one RBI against the White Sox Friday night.

The stolen base was Cain's 28th of the season, which is where most of his value is to fantasy owners. Cain (.304/.341/.416) has an outside shot at 30 stolen bases this season, while keeping his batting average around the .300 mark.