If one player could get a do-over on the 2021 MLB season, it would be Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain. The two-time All-Star has already missed a handful of weeks this season due to quad and oblique injuries. Now, he finds himself on the injured list once again.
Cain exited Milwaukee's 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night with an injury. It was later revealed on Tuesday that the 35-year-old had strained his right hamstring and was subsequently placed on the 10-day injured list.
Lorenzo Cain Injury Update
As mentioned before, this isn't the first that Cain's missed time this season. He's only managed to appear in just 31 of the Brewers' 52 games this season. The situation gets worse once you take into account that Cain is 35, meaning his body won't heal as quickly as it once did. Considering that he's set to make $17 million this season and $18 million in 2022, Milwaukee would prefer if he can stay healthy for the remainder of his contract.
Before he was injured, Cain wasn't having his greatest season. While he's recorded 3 home runs and 9 RBI in 103 at-bats, he's been slashing .223/.322/.350 — one of the worst slash lines of his career if he stays at this pace. His batting average on balls in play is .263, which is the lowest of his career. Needless to say, things need to change once Cain returns if he wants to help Milwaukee out in the playoff hunt.
The Brewers are currently 29-25 and sit 1.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs for first in the NL Central. Despite not leading the division, Milwaukee's odds of winning it are the best at +120, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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