Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 5 days ago

Cain (hamstring) is starting at designated hitter and batting third, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

With Cain still recovering from his hamstring injury, he returns to the lineup, but as the designated hitter. With Eric Hosmer in line for a few days off, Cain could continue filling in as the designated hitter until his hamstring is fully healed.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 6 days ago

Cain is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics after tweaking his hamstring in Saturday's game, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

The hamstring issue kept Cain out of the lineup last Wednesday, but he only needed one game off before returning to action during the series. Manager Ned Yost said that Cain aggravated the injury when he stole third base Saturday, but it doesn't sound like this latest setback is a notable one. Yost anticipates that Cain will be back in the lineup Monday, when the Royals kick off a series with the Astros.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 week ago

Cain (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday night.

While it's a good sign that he played all nine innings Friday, the Royals may opt to continue to giving him extra rest in the coming days to ensure that the ailment doesn't linger. In those instances, Jarrod Dyson figures to handle the available time in center field.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 week ago

Cain (hamstring) is back in the lineup Friday against the Athletics, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Cain missed Wednesday's game due to a slight hamstring problem, but the two days of rest must be enough to rejoin the lineup. He will take back his normal place in center field and third in the order Friday.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 week ago

Cain is dealing with a slight hamstring issue, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports.

Cain is not in the lineup Wednesday, but manager Ned Yost download the ailment, saying that he hopes to have Cain back in the lineup Friday in Oakland following an off day Thursday.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 week ago

Cain is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

Cain is sitting out for the second time in three days Wednesday with the Royals facing another lefty in Roenias Elias. There has been no indication of an injury for Cain to this point, but keep an eye on this situation should he be out of Friday's lineup in Oakland. For Wednesday, Jarrod Dyson will take over Cain's usual spot in center field.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 weeks ago

Cain is back in the lineup Tuesday, batting third against left-hander Mike Montgomery.

Cain got the night off Monday with the Royals facing Mariners' ace Felix Hernandez. He'll be back in his usual spot in the lineup Tuesday against a lefty starter. In 83 at-bats against southpaw starters, Cain is batting .337 with three home runs and 12 RBI this season.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 weeks ago

Cain is out of the lineup Monday against the Mariners.

Cain's absence doesn't come as a huge surprise, as he's gone hitless in six career at-bats against Hernandez and doesn't have the platoon advantage working in his favor. Though he'll receive a rest, Cain is still locked in as a lineup regular for the Royals after Sunday's two-hit, two-RBI effort against the Red Sox boosted his season line to .294/.347/.445. Jarrod Dyson covers center field in place of Cain.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 weeks ago

Cain is a candidate to receive a day off Monday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Cain and the Royals will open a three-game series against Seattle on Monday, and Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is scheduled to take the hill. Although it isn't a large sample size, Cain is just 0-for-6 in his career against King Felix. If Cain does end up sitting, look for Jarrod Dyson to take over in center field.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 weeks ago

Cain went 2-for-3 with a run scored and three stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.

He picked up all three stolen bases against the battery of Rick Porcello and rookie catcher Blake Swihart. Cain appears to be OK after missing time earlier in the week with back stiffness, and he now has 14 steals in 17 attempts to go along with six homers and a nice .291/.342/.436 line as the Royals' No. 3 hitter.