Found August 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Kansas City Royals had to do without Lorenzo Cain last night as the outfielder experienced tightness in his groin while warming up for a potential late-game appearance. MLB.com's Dick Kaegel said that Cain was expected to be available off the bench but Royals manager Ned Yost did not want to take any chances with Cain's health. "He felt OK yesterday during workouts and in the eighth inning, he started getting loose in case something developed and felt a little tightness in his groin so we shut him down," manager Ned Yost said. "Take no chances, see if we can have him available [Thursday afternoon for the series finale]." Cain injured his groin on Saturday night and has been held out of the lineup since Sunday. The Royals have already been alternating starters in the outfield alongside Alex Gordon, with Jarrod Dyson and David Lough also getting playing time, so it has been easy for them to slot Dyson into center while Cain is out. The Royals also traded for Justin Maxwell at the deadline to give them additional outfield depth. Cain's absence didn't hurt the Royals as they recorded their eighth win in a row by beating the Twins 7-2, moving to 53-51. They are still seven games back of the division-leading Tigers but have seen their results significantly improve since the All-Star break, going 10-2 and only giving up more than three runs twice. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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