Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 Month

Cain is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Cain will sit for the third time in four days Sunday after an 0-for-4, four-strikeout performance Saturday. Despite the golden sombrero Saturday, he is still hitting .298/.336/.407 on the season, so his frequent absence from the lineup is a bit puzzling, but given Jarrod Dyson's performance in his place (hitting .291/.336/.355), it wouldn't be surprising to see the time split continue.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 Month

Cain is out of the lineup again Friday, Andy McCollugh of the Kansas City Star reports.

Cain missed Thursday's contest as well and is out Friday again. There isn't any indication of an injury on Cain's part, and the benching isn't likely due to performance, so it's unclear why he is sitting again. Unless there is an underlying injury the team hasn't revealed, Cain will likely rejoin the lineup in the near future.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 Month

Cain is out of the lineup Thursday against the As, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Cain has started back-to-back games, but will give way to Jarrod Dyson for the third time in the last five contests. This likely isn't performance-based, however, as Cain has hit .303 in August, and is slashing .297/.336/.408 on the year.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 1 Month

Cain is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants, Josh Vernier of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Cain will take a seat Sunday after seven straight starts, collecting nine hits in that span. Jarrod Dyson will provide him with a breather Sunday and bat ninth for the Royals.

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Lorenzo Cain finished 4-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Cain also walked on the evening, reaching base in all five plate appearances. The triple was his third of the year. Cain has especially enjoyed hitting in the leadoff spot, as he's 23-for-63 (.365) with eight runs scored while hitting atop the Royals lineup. When he's hitting like this, it's a good bet that Royals manager Ned Yost will continue penciling him in there for the near future.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 Months

Lorenzo Cain had two hits and two stolen bases in Monday's game versus the Royals.

Cain is quietly hitting .311 this season, which thus far has more than made up for a disappointing walk rate (52/11 K/BB in 238 at-bats). He'd be a much nicer option in mixed leagues if he could secure the leadoff spot on a full-time basis, but he probably isn't going to get on base consistently enough to remain an effective player there.

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Lorenzo Cain finished 2-for-5 with a home run, a stolen base and two runs scored against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Cain opened the bottom of the first inning with a home run, the Royals' first leadoff homer of the season. The blast was his third of the year. He later stole his seventh base as well, and the talented outfielder is batting .310 with a .770 OPS and appears primed for a productive second half if he can stay healthy.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 3 Months

Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Cain continues his assault on American League pitching, as he's now batting .331/.369/.441 on the year. The RBI was his 24th of the season, and he's driven in nine runs in his last nine games. Now, if only Ned Yost would move him higher than seventh in the lineup, he might be able to do some real damage.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 4 Months

Lorenzo Cain had an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

It was actually a routine grounder to center field, but Cain took second base after nobody was covering the bag. One of just a couple of bright spots in the Royals' lineup, the 28-year-old outfielder is batting .319/.360/.413 with two home runs, 22 RBI, and six stolen bases through 39 games this season. He's worth using in most mixed leagues as long as he's healthy.

Lorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 4 Months

Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Coming off a monster night where he homered and drove home four, you would have expected to see Cain's name on the lineup card, but it's Jarrod Dyson who will get the call in center field and hit eighth for the Royals. Salvador Perez is also getting the day off, being a day game after a night game.