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Brewers News: Lorenzo Cain Injury Update is Positive Sign for Milwaukee

Adam Taylor McKillop
The latest Lorenzo Cain injury update is positive news for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The latest Lorenzo Cain injury update is positive news for the Milwaukee Brewers. / Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers are rolling right now as they sit atop the NL Central standings with a 56-39 overall record. Milwaukee has increased their division lead to 7.5 games and just swept the Cincinnati Reds.

Now, the Brewers are getting a bit of good news on the injury front in the form of two-time All-Star outfielder Lorenzo Cain. Cain played nine innings for the first time during his current rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville.

Lorenzo Cain Injury Update

The 12-year veteran outfielder has been sidelined since the beginning of June with a hamstring issue. It'll be interesting to see how Milwaukee handles his return with a full strength outfield finally. Christian Yellich is back and rolling after missing a few weeks in May.

Cain slots back into the starting center field role, given the struggles of replacement Jackie Bradley Jr. at the plate. For Milwaukee, it's a win-win situation once Cain returns from the injured list. He's a plus-defender like Bradley Jr., but much more serviceable at the plate. Cain slashes .287/.347/.412 throughout his career.

Right now, the Brewers own favorable odds to win the World Series. Their +1300 odds rank seventh in the MLB according to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

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