After Biding Time, Cain Gets Chance for Royals
SURPRISE, AZ (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain will have plenty of eyes on him when the Royals open their season April 6.
The 25-year-old Cain spent nearly all of last season at Triple-A Omaha, but was basically given the center field job when Melky Cabrera was traded to San Francisco in the offseason.
Cain thought he'd get a shot at the big leagues last year.
He played in 43 games with Milwaukee before he was sent to Kansas City as part of the Zack Greinke trade. He started the year at Omaha with the idea that if Cabrera, Alex Gordon or Jeff Francoeur had any trouble, he'd get his shot.
None of them did, and Cain wound up hitting .312 with 16 homers and 81 RBIs in the minors.