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Royals’ Lorenzo Cain has arrived at spring training — with a newborn in tow

Royals' Lorenzo Cain arrives as pitchers throw at spring training

Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain took part in Saturday's early spring training workout, as pitchers continued throwing in their second official day of training.
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Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain took part in Saturday's early spring training workout, as pitchers continued throwing in their second official day of training.

In the span of five months, Lorenzo Cain became an All-Star for the first time, won his first World Series championship and finished third in the American League MVP voting. By nearly every measure, his 2015 season was the greatest of his career.

But when the 29-year-old outfielder returned home to Oklahoma this offseason, his January was just as memorable. On Jan. 29, Cain and his wife, Jenny, welcomed their second child, a boy named Jayden Lamar. The baby was on Cain’s mind on Saturday morning, as he prepared for his first unofficial workout of the spring.

“Another little man,” Cain said. “He definitely kept me up late last night.”

Cain’s first child, Cameron Loe, was born in October 2014, during the team’s march to the American League pennant. On Friday, Cain joined a group of teammates for batting practice. Royals position players will officially report to camp on Monday. The team’s first full-squad workout is Tuesday.

Royals pitchers and catchers held their first official workout of spring training Friday in Surprise, Ariz., and players spoke about maintaining the confident mindset that carried the club to the World Series championship last year. Video by Krist

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