Brewers DFA veteran OF Cain, 36, after ‘fun ride’

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain was designated for task on Saturday, the staff introduced earlier than its sport towards the Cincinnati Reds.

Cain, 36, was hitting .179 in 145 at-bats whereas the Brewers’ offense struggled all through June. The veteran was 4-for-26 this month with no walks and 7 strikeouts. As a staff, the Brewers rank 14th in OPS within the Nationwide League in June whereas falling out of first place after a robust begin.

Cain broke in with the Brewers in 2010, then spent the subsequent seven seasons in Kansas Metropolis earlier than returning to Milwaukee as a free agent in 2018. He is within the remaining season of a five-year, $80 million deal. The transfer comes on the identical date that Cain reached 10 years of main league service.

“It simply acquired to a degree the place it is in all probability time,” Cain stated in Cincinnati. “I have never been performing like I’d’ve appreciated, however the state of affairs is what it’s. I’ve had an excellent profession. I am unable to actually be upset about something, however, yeah, it is time. I want all my teammates one of the best, coaches, trainers, everyone that I’ve performed with or met all through my complete profession, I want them nothing however one of the best. It has been a extremely enjoyable trip for me for positive.”

Cain is a two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner. He additionally completed within the high 10 in MVP voting twice in his profession.

“Little doubt, he did his half,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell stated. “On the finish, it was time for this. It was simply time.”

Cain was changed within the roster by journeyman outfielder Jonathan Davis, who was known as up from Triple-A Nashville.

“I’d say it was mutual to half methods,” he stated. “Now we have a extremely good staff. I do not assume I used to be contributing the best way I’d’ve appreciated. I really feel like they positively needed to make a transfer. I positively would’ve appreciated to play loads higher — contribute to the staff a little bit bit extra — however sadly, that wasn’t the case this 12 months.

“On the finish of the day, it has been enjoyable. I believe that staff can go actually far. They’re actually well-coached, well-managed. These guys play their hearts out. I am positively going to overlook them. It has been a enjoyable trip for positive.”

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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