Cain sustained the groin injury during Tuesday’s contest against the Oakland A’s. Cain made a fantastic grab while crashing into the center field wall and went on to double up a runner at first. After remaining in the game for another inning, Cain was removed and hasn’t played since.
Cain is one of the many young and talented players that make up the Royals roster. The 26-year-old was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers during the Zack Greinke trade.
After getting off to a hot start this spring, Cain was slow to get out of the gate for the Royals this season. Over his five games and 15 at-bats, Cain only managed two singles and a walk, good for an OPS of .310.
Royals manager Ned Yost hasn’t said who will replace Cain in center field, but he has three potential options in Dyson, Mitch Maier and recent acquisition Jason Bourgeois.