14 years after being drafted by them, Lorenzo Cain is returning to the Brewers
Mere minutes after acquiring Christian Yelich in a trade, the Brewers have reportedly signed Lorenzo Cain to a five-year-deal. The team now boasts a triple threat of Yelich, Cain and Ryan Braun in the outfield. Although you might think of Cain as a Royals lifer (we're so sorry, Salvy), he was originally drafted by Milwaukee back in 2004. Seriously, we have photo evidence:
As a 24-year-old rookie during his lone year with the team in 2010, Cain slashed .306/.348/.415 with seven steals in 147 at-bats. He also hit the first homer of his career at Miller Park:
And delivered his first walk-off hit:
His final game with the Brew Crew came against the Reds in October 2010 and it featured an interesting array of names. Only two are still on their respective teams and one was on this year's Hall of Fame ballot. (In case you're wondering, the Reds won, 3-2. Aaron Harang lasted two innings, Matt Maloney notched the win and Jay Bruce had the game-winning homer.)
On Opening Day 2018, Lorenzo Cain will take the field for the Brewers for the first time since Oct. 3, 2010. These were the lineups that day. pic.twitter.com/hypRzeNZuW- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) January 26, 2018
So, in a way, I guess you could say Lorenzo Cain is coming home. He's back where he belongs? He's never felt so strong?