Cain went 2-for-5 with an RBI during Tuesday's win over the Pirates. Cain, who was activated from the injured list ahead of Tuesday's game, didn't look rusty in his return, as he drove in a run with a first-inning single and later added another hit. The 35-year-old had been sidelined since June 1 with a strained right hamstring. Across 32 games this year, he's batting .231/.325/.352 with three home runs and four stolen bases.
Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said that Cain (hamstring) will be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's series opener in Pittsburgh, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Milwaukee placed Christian Yelich (illness) on the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move, which should reopen up a spot in the Brewers' everyday outfield for Cain, who has been on the shelf since June 1 with a strained right hamstring. Though he avoided any setbacks with his hamstring during his recent rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville, Cain struggled to regain his timing at the plate, slashing .241/.290/.276 with a 25.8 percent strikeout rate over 31 plate appearances.
Cain (hamstring) could rejoin the Brewers during their upcoming series against the Pirates, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Cain has been sidelined since early June due to a right hamstring strain, and he's been on a rehab assignment since July 8. The 35-year-old has gone 4-for-21 with two walks and six strikeouts across seven rehab games, but he's on track to return as early as Tuesday as long as he doesn't experience any issues this weekend.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday that Cain (hamstring) needs more at-bats during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville before he's activated from the 10-day injured list, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports. Cain hasn't experienced any setbacks with his strained right hamstring since beginning the rehab assignment July 8, but he'll need more time to ramp up and get his timing back at the plate, having been shut down since early June with the injury. The veteran has gone 3-for-18 over his first six rehab outings, and he played his first nine-inning game in the outfield Sunday. Cain sounds like he could be an option to rejoin the Brewers this weekend if he remains setback-free over his next couple of rehab games.
Cain (hamstring), according to Jim Goulart of brewerfan.net, played all nine innings in a rehab game with Triple-A Nashville on Sunday. Cain was subbed out early in the first five games of his rehab assignment in order to ease the stress on his hamstring, but he was able to play a full game Sunday for the first time since getting back on the field. It's not clear if he will remain with Nashville a while longer or if he is ready to return to the big leagues, but there is a chance he could be activated from the injured list in advance of the Brewers' matchup with the Royals on Tuesday.