OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
7 hours ago

Royals manager Ned Yost said that Cain (wrist) will be "100 percent ready to go" when the season starts and that he's on schedule with his rehab this offseason, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The expectation is that Cain won't be able to swing a bat for another couple of weeks, but his rehab progress to this point is a very encouraging sign as the Royals look to get him ready for Opening Day. In addition to missing time last season, Cain's slash line took a hit across the board in 2016 as he failed to hit .300 for the first time since 2013 while seeing his slugging percentage fall from .477 to .408.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
2 months ago

Cain (wrist) said he does not expect his offseason regiment to be impacted by the wrist injury that ended his season in September, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain was able to avoid surgery, but he was prescribed three months of rest before resuming any baseball activities. With that timeline beginning in mid-September, Cain is already a month in, but he won't be able to swing a bat until at least sometime in December. The outfielder said he's confident his usual routine won't be impacted, and he plans to focus on increasing the strength in his legs. "I should be pretty functional with it (this offseason)," Cain said of the wrist. "It's just holding off on not swinging a bat for three months. That's the biggest thing. I feel like I've gotten all my strength back with the month off right now. Another month of it off (and) I don't see any limitations in my offseason. My hand will be fine. I'll be ready to go for sure."

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
2 months ago

Cain (wrist) has officially been shut down for the season, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

The writing had been on the wall for a while, given how the Royals had handled Cain since the injury, and now it is official that he won't return until next year. Look for Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando to continue seeing regular at-bats in the final week of the season.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain's wrist hasn't been healing as quickly as the Royals had hoped, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the club hasn't ruled out the possibility of Cain returning this season, the chances of him being back in action anytime soon are very slim. During his absence, look for Paulo Orlando to continue making regular appearances in the Royals' outfield.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain (wrist) will be shut down for a week and reevaluated afterward, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals apparently want to shut Cain down for the season, but he is hoping to continue playing, so the two sides have reached a compromise and will re-visit his status after a week of inactivity. With Cain out, Paulo Orlando figures to continue seeing most of the starts in right field.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain (wrist) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, according to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan.

EDGE Analysis

Cain played Friday after sitting out the previous seven games, but he was unable to go Saturday and will remain out Sunday as well. With Cain's wrist not showing much improvement, the Royals are considering shutting him down for the season.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain (wrist) may be shut down for the year, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nothing is official just yet, but Cain seems resigned to the fact that he won't be able to contribute much over the remainder of the season, saying it's "highly likely" that he will shut it down. Cain returned Friday following a seven-game absence but said he was "basically swinging with one arm," and he's out of the lineup Saturday.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain is out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was cleared to play Friday for the first time in over a week but Cain will sit right back down for Saturday's matchup, with Jarrod Dyson filling in in center field. There has been no word yet of a setback with Cain, who finished Friday's game 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base, so it seems manager Ned Yost is just playing it safe and easing the 30-year-old back into action.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain (wrist) is back in the lineup, hitting in the three hole Friday against the White Sox, the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd reports.

EDGE Analysis

After missing seven games with a wrist injury, Cain will return for the start of this weekend's series against the White Sox. The wrist injury could negatively affect his power over the rest of the season, but he's still a must-start in most formats. Jarrod Dyson will head to the bench Friday.

OUTLorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain (wrist) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, FOX Sports Kansas City's Joel Goldberg reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals are off Thursday, so he will be going on nine days rest when this weekend's series against the White Sox begins on Friday. Jarrod Dyson will man center field and bat atop the order Wednesday in Cain's place.