Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
5 days ago

Cain is back in the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cain, who has been the only consistently productive hitter in the Royals lineup this season, will settle back into the heart of the order following a one-game absence for rest. With Cain back in action, Jorge Bonifacio, who smacked a solo homer Sunday, will shift over from center to right field and move down to the ninth spot in the order.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
7 days ago

Cain is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City, it's a pre-planned day off for Cain, as manager Ned Yost has recognized the importance of keeping the veteran outfielder well rested over the course of the long season. With Cain, who is the midst of a five-game hitting streak, out of the lineup, Jorge Bonifacio will bat third in the order and man center field.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
1 week ago

Cain went 1-for-4, walking once and stealing his sixth base of the season, in Thursday's loss to Texas.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old is using his legs to capitalize on an uncharacteristically high 18.5 percent walk rate through 65 plate appearances. He's a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts, and sits just one swipe shy of Houston's Jose Altuve for the MLB lead. Cain's owners shouldn't get overly excited, though, just yet. The outfielder, who owns a career 6.6 percent walk rate, is sure to see that number level out; and, furthermore, Cain's .439 BABIP is surely unsustainable. At least he's making the most of a team-high .462 OBP in the meantime.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
2 weeks ago

Cain went 2-for-3 with a walk while stuffing the stat sheet with an RBI, one run and a stolen base in Thursday's win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old is off to a blazing start in his eighth MLB campaign. He appears locked in at the plate as evidenced by his ridiculous 25.7 percent walk rate -- Cain's 10 free passes lead MLB -- and .421 BABIP. These types of numbers will surely level out as the sample size grows, but his aggressiveness on the bases can remain consistent. Cain's four steals are tied for second-most in MLB.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
2 weeks ago

Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

It's his first multi-hit performance of the season, but it's also only the second time in eight games Cain has failed to draw a walk, leaving him with a robust slash line of .308/.486/.346. The 31-year-old is still looking for his first homer of the year, but once the Royals offense as a whole begins to wake up, Cain's spot in the middle of the order should provide him with plenty of run and RBI opportunities.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 weeks ago

Cain went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Astros in 12 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez and Brandon Moss all homered for the Royals, but all three blasts occurred without runners on base, highlighting the limited production the team received from its Nos. 3 and 4 hitters, Cain and Eric Hosmer, who went a combined 1-for-10 at the dish on the afternoon. The duo are sitting on identical .200 batting averages for the season, but Cain has offset that to some degree with a .407 on-base percentage. If he can continue to rake in the walks, Cain could notice a slight rebound in running opportunities after he dropped from 28 stolen bases in 2015 to 14 last season.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
1 month ago

Cain (side) appeared in both of the Royals' final spring training games.

EDGE Analysis

Although Cain didn't have a great showing at the plate Friday (0-3, 2K), it was encouraging nonetheless that he was able to get back into the lineup for one of his final tuneup opportunities of the spring before Opening Day. Overall, Cain posted a .267 average with five RBI and 13 strikeouts over 45 at-bats this spring. He appears primed to hold down the No. 3 spot in the order for the Royals yet again in 2017.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
1 month ago

Cain was scratched from the Royals' lineup Tuesday due to left-side tightness, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of the ailment is unclear, but the Royals are considering their center fielder day-to-day for the time being. Alex Gordon slid over to fill Cain's void in center, but both he and Paulo Orlando could see more time there if Cain's injury proves to be more serious. Things should become clearer as Cain gets examined further by team doctors in the coming days.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
1 month ago

Cain is hitting .320 with a homer and five RBI this spring and appears to have no limitations due to the wrist injury that ended his season in September.

EDGE Analysis

While Cain will serve as the Royals' everyday center fielder to begin the season, he's among the players that could be moved if the team falls out of contention prior to the non-waiver trade deadline. Cain has averaged 23 steals annually over the past three seasons, though durability is a slight concern as he's never played more than 140 games in a season during that span.

Lorenzo Cain
CF/RF KC
3 months ago

Cain said Friday that his hand is fully healed and that he has already resumed hitting, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The All-Star outfielder suffered a wrist injury in September that ultimately cut his season short. He did not require surgery to repair his wrist and was able to resume swinging a bat within the past month. With that, it appears that Cain's offseason baseball activities have gone without incident, which suggests he'll be ready for the start of spring training.