An X-ray on Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain’s right knee came back negative after he exited Wednesday night’s game when the ball struck him after he fouled off a pitch. He was diagnosed with a bruised knee.
Cain left after his at-bat in the seventh inning of a 5-3 victory over the White Sox in 10 innings.
“It hurts,” Cain said afterward. “It’s sore. It’s sore right now. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow, and go from there.”
Manager Ned Yost indicated he would be cautious about playing Cain in Thursday night’s series finale.
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“He’s got to come in feeling pretty good tomorrow before I play him,” Yost said. “If he just feels OK, we’ll probably do something else.”
Jarrod Dyson replaced Cain in center field after Cain’s exit. Paulo Orlando also can play the position.