Lorenzo Cain, 36, Assigned By Milwaukee Brewers

Lorenzo Cain

The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Sunday that veteran outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been designated for assignment.

Lorenzo Cain’s stint with the Brewers has drawn to an abrupt end as a result of the trade. The Brewers have summoned outfielder Jonathan Davis from Triple-A to fill Cain’s position on the 40-man and active rosters.

Cain described it as a “joint decision” reached during a Saturday morning meeting, according to Adam McCalvy. Cain also achieved ten years of significant service time on Saturday. Cain is entering the last year of a five-year, $80 million free-agent deal he signed before the 2018 season. His $18,000,000 salary for 2022 is still owed to him by the Brewers.

Brewers Appoint Lorenzo Cain For An Assignment

Lorenzo Cain will become a free agent since he is unlikely to be moved or accept a minor-league assignment due to his contractual obligations. If he is signed by another team, they will just owe him the pro-rated qualifying offer. The Brewers will be responsible for the remainder of his pay commitments in 2022. Cain just told The Athletic that he may be retiring shortly. Cain, 36, has toiled at the plate for Milwaukee this season. He has a.179/.231/.234 batting line with one home run in 43 games. In the center field, he remains a solid fielder.

Despite his age-related decrease, Lorenzo Cain has shown to be more than worth Milwaukee’s commitment, averaging 13.6 WAR in his tenure with the Brewers. Cain was a key player of the great Royals teams in the middle of the past decade, having been a one-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner. If that’s the end of Cain’s career, it has been a fantastic one because of his wide-ranging excellence and usefulness to a variety of competing teams throughout the years.

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