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Lorenzo Cain sits out with hamstring issue for Royals’ series finale against Mariners

Lorenzo Cain was hit by a pitch while batting Tuesday night against the Mariners in Seattle, but that isn’t what kept him out of the Royals’ lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale. Cain tweaked his hamstring tracking down a fly ball in the gap Tuesday night. Manager Ned Yost described the injury as “very slight.”
Lorenzo Cain was hit by a pitch while batting Tuesday night against the Mariners in Seattle, but that isn’t what kept him out of the Royals’ lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale. Cain tweaked his hamstring tracking down a fly ball in the gap Tuesday night. Manager Ned Yost described the injury as “very slight.” The Associated Press

Lorenzo Cain tweaked his hamstring tracking down a fly ball in the gap on Tuesday night, so the Royals held him out of the next day’s series finale against the Seattle Mariners.

Manager Ned Yost described the injury as “very slight.” Cain was not available in the Kansas City clubhouse before the game. Jarrod Dyson started in his place in center field, even with Seattle starting left-hander Roenis Elias.

Yost indicated the club saw little reason to risk exacerbating Cain’s condition.

“With the off day tomorrow, we figured it would be stupid to push him through it right now,” Yost said. “We can’t afford to make it worse. Definitely playable, but we’ll take the opportunity to sit him today and sit him tomorrow, and he’ll be ready to go in Oakland.”

Cain has dealt with leg injuries throughout his career. He has yet to land on the disabled list this season.

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