Lorenzo Cain CF KC 1 day ago

Cain went 2-for-5 with the game-winning RBI single in Tuesday's comeback victory over the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cain is off to a rocky start this season, hitting just .240 on the season with two home runs and 10 RBI; however, over the past week, he's steadily improving. He's working on a six-game hitting streak with three multi-hit games over that span. Furthermore, he's hitting .308 with runners in scoring position. After hitting above .300 in each of the past two seasons, look for Cain to improve as the season wears on.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 1 week ago

Cain is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The All Star center fielder will be getting his first day off of the season Wednesday amid a 4-for-23 slump over the last week. Jarrod Dyson will slide over to take Cain's place in center on Wednesday while Paulo Orlando starts in right against Nick Tropeano and the Angels. Look for Cain to get back into the lineup when the Royals return to action Friday in Seattle.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 3 weeks ago

Cain hit a three-run homer, his second, in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cain has been the exact opposite hitter from his typical contact-oriented self, as he's hitting .200/.310/.440 with two home runs and nine strikeouts. Things will probably balance out for Cain soon enough, but he showed surprising power last year with 16 home runs, his first season in double-digits, so it's encouraging to see him with two quick dingers here in 2016.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 1 month ago

Cain went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored during Sunday's Opening Day win over the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 29-year-old was operating out of the three-hole ahead of Erik Hosmer and Kendrys Morales, and his ability to get on base resulted in a crucial couple of runs in what turned out to be a tight contest. Cain posted career-highs across the board last season, and he will look to rival those numbers once again as a key cog for the defending champs.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 2 months ago

Cain went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the spring in Saturday's split squad loss to the Rangers. He's hitting .357 (10-of-28) this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cain had a career year last year by hitting .307 with 16 home runs. He's set to start in center field again and could repeat his breakout year if spring stats are any indication.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 4 months ago

Cain signed a two-year, $17.5 million contract with the Royals on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cain has established himself as one of the game's premier outfielders over the past two seasons, showing elite defensive skills while getting it done at the plate with back-to-back seasons batting over .300. He'll rejoin the Royals on a short-term deal and is set to hit the free agent market after the 2017 season.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 7 months ago

Cain isn't in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cain continues to battle through a bone bruise in his knee, and it will reportedly cause him issues throughout the postseason. Jarrod Dyson will replace him in center field Sunday, however, batting ninth for the Royals.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 7 months ago

Cain (knee) returned to the lineup Saturday and went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs, and one RBI.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He said his balky knee will bother him throughout the playoffs, but he is ready to try to play through the pain. If Saturday's performance was any indication, he should still be able to maintain a high level of play.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 7 months ago

Cain (knee) is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cain will now miss his second straight contest as a result of a right knee bruise suffered in Wednesday's game. The issue appears to be just a minor one, but Jarrod Dyson will draw the start in his place Friday in center field and bat ninth.

Lorenzo Cain CF KC 7 months ago

Cain is just day-to-day with a knee bruise, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thankfully for the Royals, Cain's knee issue is relatively minor in nature. He shouldn't miss too much time because of it, but Paulo Orlando will replace him in center field Thursday.