Lorenzo Cain was forced to wait game last season with the Kansas City Royals.
He'll be pushed into the starting lineup this spring.
The team signed free agent Melky Cabrera and Jeff Francoeur prior to last season, and they joined struggling Alex Gordon in the outfield. Cain was told that he would start the year in the Pacific Coast League, but he'd be called up to join the Royals.
''They all played well,'' Cain said. ''Three great outfielders and they all put up numbers, so what can you do?''
Gordon batted .303 with 45 doubles and 23 homers, while Cabrera bounced back from a subpar season to hit .305 with 44 doubles and 18 homers. Francoeur batted .285 with 47 doubles and 20 homers, making them the most productive outfield in the majors.
Meanwhile, Cain kept plugging along at Triple-A Omaha.
''You just would have never dreamed or guessed that the three outfielders we had would put together phenomenal years and stay healthy all year,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''You couldn...