KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, recovering from a strained oblique muscle, on Tuesday took the most extensive batting-practice session yet since his injury, and he reported no discomfort.
Cain wouldn't say when the Royals may let him come off the disabled list but he did reiterate that he feels he is at the day-to-day stage.
Royals manager Ned Yost, though, has indicated that Cain won't be rushed because of the nature of the injury -- oblique strains are easily re-injured.
Tuesday, Cain took about 60 to 70 swings between soft toss and batting practice, which he will do again Wednesday.
When asked if his swings Tuesday were as violent as his normal swings are, Cain laughed loudly and said, "No, it probably wasn't as violent as I usually swing. But it was still pretty hard. And I made it through fine, so, like I said, it's getting really close.
"I've done the fielding and the running and hitting off the tee. I've done all the baseball activities now. I fel...