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KC Royals: Alex Gordon CF Trial Suggests Worry About Lorenzo Cain

KC Royals manager Ned Yost insisted that the team’s plan to experiment with Alex Gordon in center field this spring was just about toying with versatility. Yet, Lorenzo Cain only managed to play 72 games in center in 2016. One of the more curious stories to come out of the first week of spring training […] KC Royals: Alex Gordon CF Trial Suggests Worry About Lorenzo Cain - Kings...
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Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Lorenzo Cain robs Orioles player of HR

Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain is one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball and covers a ton of ground. He robbed Pedro Alvarez of a home run in Tuesday night’s game, attempting to keep the Orioles’ lead to only 4-0. Check out how Cain tracked the ball down perfectly, scaled the wall and reached over it to make a tremendous leaping catch. Cain makes exceptional...
Via The Sports Daily
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The Goods and Bads of Lorenzo Cain’s Struggles

Lorenzo Cain has had a rough go of it so far. That much we can say with absolute certainty. Cain’s coming off a seven-win season in which he finished second runner-up — behind Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout — for the American League MVP, and there was also that whole world championship thing. The Royals weren’t — and aren’t — a team built around stars, but if there was...
Via Fangraphs
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Cain doubles in Royals' 3-1 loss to Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Lorenzo Cain doubled and scored before leaving as a precaution after getting hit on the right foot in the Kansas City Royals' 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Cain took Ryan Buchter's 93 mph fastball off his instep in the fifth and went to the ground. The All-Star outfielder limped off, and then stayed in the dugout and didn't seek treatment.Yordano...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals All-Star Cain ready to improve on breakout season

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Lorenzo Cain is always looking over his shoulder during interviews after having so many of them sabotaged by Kansas City Royals teammate Salvador Perez."He always catches me off guard," Cain said Tuesday during a chat that was uninterrupted. "We'll see what he has planned this season. It will be fun regardless."The standout center fielder is coming off his best...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals complete two-year, $17.5 million deal with Lorenzo Cain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals finalized their two-year, $17.5 million deal with Lorenzo Cain on Monday, buying out the All-Star outfielder's final two years of arbitration.Cain will receive $6.5 million this season and $11 million next season.The 29-year-old Cain is coming off the best year of his six-year career, hitting .307 with 16 homers and 72 RBIs. He also was second in the...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain and a Brief History of Mad Dashes Home

The World Series is delivering its thrills, but one can still feel a residual tingle from Lorenzo Cain‘s first-to-home dash on Eric Hosmer‘s single in the deciding game of the ALCS. Part of that thrill is due to this being a repeat performance by Cain. In the fifth and deciding game of Kansas City’s ALDS, he went first-to-home on a Hosmer single, chipping away at Houston’s...
Via Fangraphs
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain Scores From First On Single, Lifts Royals To AL Pennant (Video)

Everything was working against the Royals. Kansas City was only two innings away from clinching a second straight trip to the World Series with a victory in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, but the Toronto Blue Jays had different plans. Jose Bautista tied the game up with a two run homer — his second home run of the day. But Lorenzo Cain made sure there wouldn’t...
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain’s moonshot gives Royals 1-0 Game 3 lead on Astros

Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain isn’t much of a power hitter. But he did go yard 16 times during the regular season, and in the fourth inning of Sunday’s ALDS Game 3 with the Astros, Cain absolutely tagged a Dallas Keuchel pitch to put Kansas City in front. Statcast estimated the blast at 423 feet. That sounds about right. The post Lorenzo Cain’s moonshot gives...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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