Royals place Lorenzo Cain on DL with hamstring injury

Lorenzo Cain

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The injury blows keep coming for the Kansas City Royals, as the team announced Wednesday that outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Cain injured his leg while trying to beat a throw to first in the seventh inning of the Royals’ 8-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night. After being seen grabbing his leg in pain after stretching for the base, Cain had to be helped off the field by trainers.

The team has not given a timetable for the center fielder’s return.

The 30-year-old Cain is batting .290/.336/.416 with eight homers and six steals so far this season.

The Royals have recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Omaha to take Cain’s place on the roster.