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Lorenzo Cain lands on disabled list with groin strain

Apr 17, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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The Royals announced this evening that outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. The club has called up left-hander Justin Marks from Triple-A Omaha to replace him on the active roster, which means that Kansas City is now carrying 13 pitchers.

Cain suffered the injury during last night’s win over the Astros. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain, which is the least severe, and that he hopes to return when he’s eligible in two weeks.

Injuries have been an ongoing storyline with Cain during his career. Acquired from the Brewers in the Zack Greinke deal, the 28-year-old plays excellent defense in center field and has shown some ability on offense, but he has has yet to play more than 115 games in a season. The speedy Jarrod Dyson is making the start in center field tonight and should see increased playing time during his absence.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 17, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    It is a shame that Cain is not able to stay healthy.

  2. gerard33 - Apr 17, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    It’s a grade 1 so he should be back in the minimum time. Hope he doesn’t get off track here because he’s been pretty decent so far.

  3. timmons94 - Apr 17, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Cain’s first of about 4 trips on the dl in 2014

  4. Tyree Studio - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Love the guy, but I’m afraid he’s made out of paper.

  5. largebill - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    “The speedy Jarrod Dyson is making the start in center field tonight and should see increased playing time during his absence.”

    Actually, Dyson is gone from the team on bereavement leave.

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