Cain is coming off a spectacular 2015 campaign that in large part helped the Royals to their World Series championship. In 140 games, Cain hit .307/.361/.477 with 16 home runs, 72 RBI and a WAR of 7.2.
His above-average defense and hitting also earned him his first All-Star appearance, and he was third in MVP voting in the American League.
By all accounts, Cain’s new two-year pact was a bargain for the Royals – and would pave the way for a long-term extension, should one come to fruition.
#Royals have confirmed Lorenzo Cain 2-year deal. $6.5M in 2016 and $11M in 2017