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6 Lorenzo Cain CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 4/13/1986 | Birthplace: Valdosta, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: Tallahasee CC FL | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $503,175 | Owned/Started%: 97/81 | Average Draft Position: 235.25
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Lorenzo Cain gets three hits, stolen base for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 4 in Friday's win over the Cubs. 

Cain scored twice and stole his ninth base of the year. He also drove in a run, giving him 20 RBI on the season. 


CF Lorenzo Cain knocks two hits in Royals win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Royals centerfielder Lorenzo Cain went 2 for 4 in a 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

The performance was Cain's 11th multi-hit game of the season, increasing his batting average to .311.


Royals CF Lorenzo Cain tallies career-high five RBI in Friday's win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Centerfielder Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 4 with a double and a career-high five RBI Friday in the Royals' win over the Yankees.

Cain produced 14 RBI in 125 at-bats all of last season.

Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez return to lineup on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) The Royals are back to full strength on Friday as center fielder Lorenzo Cain and catcher Salvador Perez are back in the starting lineup against the Yankees. Both regulars were rested on Thursday in preparation for the big three-game set. 

Cain is in his usual No. 3 spot in the order, while Perez bats seventh for manager Ned Yost.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez get a breather Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) The Royals gave center fielder Lorenzo Cain and catcher Salvador Perez the day off Thursday against the Royals, per MLB.com. With both players out, manager Ned Yost inserted Drew Butera behind the plate and in the eighth spot, and Jarrod Dyson in center field and in the ninth spot in the order.

Kansas City is favored (-110) against the Rangers in Arlington, per VegasInsider.com.


Royals CF Lorezno Cain back from suspension, starts Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain returned from his two-game suspension on Wednesday. He was in the starting lineup, batting third for manager Ned Yost. Cain was suspended for participating in the bench-clearing brawl with the White Sox that occured on April 23. 

Cain is batting .333 on the season with three home runs and 13 RBI. With Cain's return, Jarrod Dyson slides over to right field and Paulo Orlando was out of the lineup. 


Royals' Lorenzo Cain drops appeal, begins serving suspension


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension on Sunday, the team announced. He will miss Sunday and Monday's game and be eligible to return on Tuesday. 

Jarrod Dyson gets his second start of the season in center field on Sunday. He'll bat eighth in the lineup.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain on White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija: Not a fan


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) After the Royals and White Sox were involved in a benches-clearing incident Thursday, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain said Jeff Samardzija's antics played a part in the incident, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"For me, I'm not a big fan of him," Cain said. "I don't know what the deal is."

Royals infielder Christian Colon said Samardzija was talking from the dugout, which helped escalate the brawl.

"He's just in there running his mouth," Colon said. "I don't know about what. This is Oakland A's stuff, when he was in the wild-card game, yelling at Ventura on the mound. I don't get it."

Samardzija was not made available to reporters after the game.


Five ejected from White Sox-Royals Thursday after brawl


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) A comebacker by White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton to Royals starter Yordano Ventura for the final out in the seventh inning ignited a benches-clearing brawl in Thursday's game between the two teams, resulting in five players getting ejected.

Ventura could be seen mouthing an expletive to Eaton, taking apparent umbridge with the comebacker or something that Eaton may have said on his way to first base. After the ruckus was finally settled, the umpires ejected Ventura along with outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Edinson Volquez. White Sox starter Chris Sale and teammate Jeff Samardzija were also hit with ejections, ending the night of both starting pitchers in one fell swoop.

Ventura, who was ejected for the second time this season and is likely facing a lengthy suspension, finished the night with two earned runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings along with eight strikeouts.

Sale threw 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes but managed to rack up just two strikeouts before being ejected. He also allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings of work.

Play resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the two teams tied 2-2.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain back in lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Twins.

Cain was given his first game off Monday and will be back in the No. 3 spot to face Twins lefty Tommy Milone. He has hit .500/.583/.850 in 20 at-bats against left-handers this season.

Second baseman Omar Infante is out of the lineup Tuesday as expected. Christian Colon draws the start at second base and will bat ninth.

The Royals are favorites (-145) at home Tuesday.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar back in the lineup, Lorenzo Cain out


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is back in the starting lineup Monday against the Twins after missing last two games with a knee injury, according to 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City.

Escobar took a hard slide from Brett Lawrie in Friday's game against the Athletics and was forced to leave the game, which led to multiple bean balls being thrown throughout the weekend series. 

Outfielder Lorenzo Cain will get the day off Monday, with Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson starting in center and right field. Cain is tearing the cover off the ball to start the year, hitting a blistering .413 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 46 at-bats.

The Royals are currently the favorites (-150) against the Twins.


Royals OF Lorenzo Cain raises cain in defeat to Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Sizzling outfielder Lorenzo Cain was a one-man wrecking crew for the Royals in Minnesota on Thursday. He was also one of the few offensive bright spots in a defeat.

Cain gave his team a brief lead in the first with a two-run homer, his second of this season after hitting just five all of last year. He singled and scored in the third, walked in the fifth and doubled in a run and scored in the ninth. He even added a stolen base for good measure.

When the smoke cleared, Cain owned a ridiculous slash line of .429/.512/.714 with two home runs and 10 RBI.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain sticking in center field


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain will stick in center field despite Jarrod Dyson assuming more of a regular role with right fielder Alex Rios sidelined, MLB.com reports.

Last season, Dyson would play center field when he entered the game, with Cain shifting to right field. However, manager Ned Yost said he likes the alignment of the outfield with Cain in center.

"We played Dyson in right the last month in Spring Training," Yost said. "Cain is at home in center. Dyson has a right fielder's arm. We did that last year to protect Lorenzo's legs so he didn't have to cover the big gaps. [Coach] Rusty [Kuntz] worked really hard with Dyson in right this spring so we didn't have to be shifting Cain all the time. In my mind I got three center fielders in Cain, Dyson and [Paulo] Orlando. I don't know if I've ever had that before. But Cain is arguably the best center fielder in the game."

With the news, Cain will remain eligible for the Gold Glove in center field, as players must play at least 75 percent of their innings at one position to be eligible.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez might get day off this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain might get a day off Wednesday against the Twins, with Jarrod Dyson replacing him in the starting lineup, manager Ned Yost said Monday.

Yost also indicated Erik Kratz might also get a start in place of catcher Salvador Perez on Thursday.

Cain and Perez have started all seven games, including Monday at Minnesota.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain slugs decisive home run vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-5 win over the White Sox Wednesday.

Cain saved his home run for the bottom of the eighth inning with his team tied 5-5 and one out. He's now 4 for 8 with one home run and one stolen base in his first two games. Cain hit .301/.339/.412 with five home runs and 28 stolen bases in 471 at-bats last season.


Royals Lorenzo Cain has solid night at the plate in 11-1 win over Astros


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 5 in the team's 11-1 win over the Astros.

Cain, 28, scored one run and drove in two on his three hits. Last season he batted .301 with five home runs and 53 RBI, scoring 55 runs.


Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain developing more power at the plate


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain isn't considered a power hitter by any means. Cain has never hit more than seven home runs in any of his five seasons, but manager Ned Yost thinks he's capable of more, reports MLB.com.

"I think that would be a good bet," Yost said. "… I think he's capable of hitting 15. I really do. He's got a lot of power. You watch him in [batting practice] and he'll hit some vicious line drives as well as hitting the ball out of the park."

Yost just wants to see Cain add the power to become a more complete hitter in 2015.

"He's a more complete hitter than he ever has been," Yost said. "I thought there was a point in time where he could hit 20 in a year. But that would take away from who he is."


Royals' Yost: Cain, Gordon, Hosmer, Rios all candidate to bat second


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost listed Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Alex Rios as viable candidates to bat second in the lineup this season, reports the Kansas City Star.

Gordon, Rios never batted second last season. Cain had only only 13 plate appearances at the No. 2 spot in 2014. Hosmer played 33 games and logged 144 plate appearance at the No. 2 spot in 2014, slashing .275/.326/.344 in those appearances.


Yost: Royals might bat Lorenzo Cain third in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) The Royals had a lot of success late last season when manager Ned Yost reshuffled the top of his batting order to feature Alcides Escobar, Norichika Aoki and Lorenzo Cain, per MLB.com. 

"It worked," Yost said. "But we may try some different things this year. We'll see."

Well, Yost will certainly have to find a new No. 2 batter since Aoki is now with the Giants. However, Yost hinted Cain could stay in the third spot in the lineup.

"It could be Lorenzo," Yost said. "I mean, what he did last year in that spot was phenomenal."

Cain hit .321 with a .367 on-base percentage and .429 slugging percentage batting third over the final 14 regular-season games. He then hit .333 with a .388 on-base percentage and .417 slugging percentage batting third in the playoffs.

"I don't remember ever batting third before that," Cain said. "But whatever helps make us go, I'm for it. Once he changed the lineup, we kind of took off. But whatever works, I'm for it.

"I know it requires a guy to drive in some runs. We'll see. We got a few more power guys now. I might be hitting in the eight-hole next season. You never know. I mean, I only hit five home runs last year."


Royals avoid arbitration with Lorenzo Cain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) The Royals avoided arbitration with outfielder Lorenzo Cain after agreeing to a one year, $2.725 million contract, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Cain filed for $3.6 million in arbitration, while the Royals offered $2 million. He'll receive a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 505 at-bats and another $50,000 by making the All-Star team.

In 2014, Cain hit .301 with five home runs and 53 RBI in 471 at-bats.


Royals swap arbitration figures with Lorenzo Cain, Kelvin Herrera


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has filed for $3.6 million in arbitration, while pitcher Kelvin Herrera has filed for $1.9 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Cain, who's in his first year of arbitration eligibility, was offered $2 million after hitting .301/.339/.412 with five home runs, 53 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 471 at-bats in 2014. Herrera, who's also in his first year of arbitration eligibility, was offered $1.15 million after posting a 1.41 ERA and 59:26 K:BB ratio in 70 innings in 2014.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain won't stop hitting


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain continued to assault baseballs Wednesday against the Giants.

Cain has been on a tear during the postseason, and that didn't stop Wednesday. After doubling in his first at-bat, Cain would come around to score the team's first run of the night. He would later single to lead off the sixth inning, and would come around to score again later in the frame. Cain finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and no RBI. 


Lorenzo Cain named ALCS MVP after Game 4 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was named the MVP of the American League Championship Series after the team finished off a sweep of the Orioles Wednesday with a 2-1 win.

Cain went 0 for 3 in Game 4 Wednesday but still finished the series with a .533 batting avearge and five runs scored in 15 at-bats. Like the rest of the outfield, he was also responsible for plus defense to help the Royals advance to the World Series for the first time in 29 years.


Royals' Lorenzo Cain continues to dominate


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain continued his dominant postseason Saturday against the Orioles.

Cain notched four hits against Baltimore. He doubled once and singled three times during the contest. He scored two runs and drove in one RBI. Cain also made a tremendous defensive play during the contest, ranging to his left to make a diving catch. 


Lorenzo Cain on roll for Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain merely accentuated a strong stretch Wednesday night against Chicago, when he blasted a three-run homer off super southpaw Chris Sale and added two more hits.

Cain has hit so well that he has been moved to the third spot in the lineup. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games with 12 hits in 32 at-bats during that run. Cain has eight RBI and seven runs scored in his last 10 games, sweetening his stat line on the season to .298/.337/.413. He has also contributed 25 stolen bases.