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The Kansas City Royals held center fielder Lorenzo Cain out of yesterday's lineup, as he was dealing with a lingering groin injury sustained Saturday night, according to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com.
Cain had to be removed from Saturday's contest when he injured his groin after running into the wall while chasing down a ball hit by Jeff Keppinger. He told reporters yesterday that the ailment is similar to a situation that occurred last season.
"It was something similar when I ran into the wall at
Oakland that time," Cain said, referring to his mishap in April 2012.
"I went into the wall and kind of felt something in my left groin. So
we're kind of day to day right now."
Cain and the Royals have today off, and he expects to rejoin the team's lineup on Tuesday when they open their series against the Minnesota Twins. Leg injuries in general can prove tricky, especially when dealing with someone that relies on his speed such as Cain. However, it doesn't appear as though this ailment will result in an extended absence for the young outfielder.
The Royals acquired Cain from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Zack Greinke trade. The 27-year-old is in his third year with the Royals, and he's hit .259/.318/.366 with 18 doubles, four home runs and 12 stolen bases in 16 attempts this season.
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