15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
3 days ago

Cain (hamstring) will report to Triple-A Omaha to begin a rehab stint Tuesday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain has been steadily progressing from the injury, already partaking in sprinting and hitting drills. The former all-star should be back in the Royal lineup soon.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
6 days ago

Cain (hamstring) ran on Friday and said he "felt great", Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's positive news for Cain as he is heading in the right direction as he nears the end of his rehab process. The 30-year-old will run again on Sunday and if he reports positively, will begin a rehab assignment on Monday. The outfielder was starting to hit his stride before landing on the DL at the end of June, slashing .340/.354/.447 in his last 12 games.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
1 week ago

Cain (hamstring) could start in left field after returning from injury, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Ned Yost, Cain starting in left field instead of center would get him on the field faster and put less stress on his legs. For many leagues, whether Cain starts in left or center doesn't mean much, but being in the lineup sooner would have an impact.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
2 weeks ago

Cain (hamstring) is "about 85 percent ready for a rehab assignment" which could come next week, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain strained his hamstring back on June 29 but has progressed smoothly in his rehab, participating in running drills and batting practice this past week. The 30-year-old will look to hit the ground running when he returns to the majors as he was slashing .340/.354/.447 in the 12 games prior to his injury.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
2 weeks ago

Cain (hamstring) has not played in any rehab games since landing on the disabled list June 29.

EDGE Analysis

Cain is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Friday, but he said last week he will likely need some minor league at-bats before rejoining the big club, so it does not appear he will be in the Royals' lineup immediately out of the All-Star break. A more precise estimate in regards to his potential return will be made next time Cain or the Royals release an update on his status.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
3 weeks ago

Cain is taking live BP for the first time on Friday since suffering a hamstring injury in late June, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain is eligible to come off the disabled list on July 14, but he will need to get 10-15 rehab at-bats before he is officially activated. Cain should be back with the Royals shortly after the All-Star break and will regain his center field starting spot in Kansas City.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
3 weeks ago

Cain (hamstring) was getting in running drills prior to the Royals game Thursday, and practiced taking cuts off a tee Tuesday, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports-Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain was placed on the 15-day DL on June 29 and will be eligible to return once the second half of the season resumes July 15. He should be able to come back at that point, and seems to be on pace for activation for the Royals' series against the Tigers.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
1 month ago

Cain has a Grade 1-plus hamstring strain, meaning he should be able to come off the DL after the minimum 15 days, the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given the timing of his placement on the DL Wednesday, this means the soonest Cain can return is for the first game after the All-Star break on July 15. For now, Jarrod Dyson should see an uptick in playing time in center field with Brett Eibner also getting a handful of starts in the outfield corners and Paulo Orlando sliding over to center on those days.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
1 month ago

Cain (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Tuesday's game with a strained left hamstring, which was obviously serious enough to warrant a trip to the DL. Cain will not be able to return until at least after the All-Star break. Brett Eibner was recalled from Triple-A as a corresponding move, and he should see some starts in the outfield corners while Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson man center field.

15DLorenzo Cain
CF KC
1 month ago

Cain left Tuesday's game with a strained hamstring, FOX Sports Kansas City's Joel Goldberg reports.

EDGE Analysis

He went 1-for-4 before leaving and being replaced by Jarrod Dyson in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. Manager Ned Yost said he was unsure of the severity of the hamstring issue, and said Cain will be re-evaluated Wednesday. Cain most recently dealt with a hamstring issue back in 2015, and he missed several games dealing with the injury. Dyson would be the likely replacement in center field if Cain misses some games this time around.