It's hard to imagine the Milwaukee Brewers' outfield without Lorenzo Cain. The accomplished 36-year-old has held down centerfield since 2018 for the Brew Crew, coming back to Milwaukee as a free agent after a successful seven-season run with Kansas City Royals.
He's off to a slow start to the 2022 campaign, though, and it sounds like his MLB career may be nearing its end.
Lorenzo Cain Retirement
Cain admitted to Andy McCullough of The Athletic that he's simply "tired" at this stage of his career. He's now a ten-year MLB veteran, and he has other priorities in life away from the diamond that could motivate him to step away.
"It’s almost that time. I know a lot of people are wondering if I’m going to retire this year or not. I haven’t given a direct answer yet. Still going to wait to the offseason to see where I’m at — but it’s most likely a good chance (of retirement)."- Lorenzo Cain
It's hard to fault Cain for saying there's a "good chance" he'll retire at season's end. There's not much more the former 2004 draft pick has to accomplish after winning a World Series and Gold Glove, plus making two All-Star teams during his career.
Cain's struggles this year, which have led to decreased playing time, are certainly a factor as well. He's slashing just .168/.223/.226 in 41 games so far. There's no need to keep pushing on if he feels he can't help a team anymore.
There'd be no better way to send off Cain than with another World Series victory. Hopefully Milwaukee can snap out of its current funk and give the veteran once last chance to make some postseason magic happen.
World Series odds on FanDuel Sportsbook currently list the Brewers at +1500 (T-No. 6) to win it all.
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