Cain went 1-for-2 with three walks, two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Phillies.
The veteran outfielder has looked great while starting two of three games since returning from a quad injury, reaching base six times in 11 trips to the plate. Cain's steal Wednesday was his second in 10 contests on the season, and the Brewers will need him to keep producing from the top of the order as they try to compensate for the absence of Christian Yelich (back).
Cain went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored Monday night against the Phillies.
Cain didn't waste any time in his return from a quad injury, leaving the yard in his first at-bat since April 13. He did strike out with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to end the game, however, as Milwaukee dropped the first game of the series 4-3. The 35-year-old is now 5-for-30 with three homers and five RBI through eight games in 2021.
Cain (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Cain had been sidelined since April 13 due to a left quad strain, but he'll return for Monday's series opener against Philadelphia. The 35-year-old will start in center field and bat second Monday, and he should be available going forward.
Manager Craig Counsell said Cain (quadriceps) will be activated this week during the four-game series at Philadelphia, which begins Monday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Counsell said the same for Christian Yelich (back), though the skipper didn't specify which day either player may be activated. Cain has been sidelined since April 13 with the quadriceps strain, but Milwaukee's outfield is nearing a return to full strength.
Cain (quadriceps) isn't expected to return from the injured list before Monday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
A strained left quadriceps has kept Cain on the sidelines for over two and a half weeks. He took part in a simulated game Thursday but still needs a few more days before he's ready to go.
Cain (quadriceps) was spotted Thursday taking at-bats in a simulated game, Jeff Levering of the Brewers Radio Network reports.
Both Cain and Christian Yelich (back) took part in the simulated game, likely signaling that both outfielders should soon be back from the 10-day injured list. Assuming his strained left quad responds well to Thursday's workout, Cain could be activated at some point over the weekend for the Brewers' series with the Dodgers.
Manager Craig Counsell said Cain (quadriceps) is "very close" to a return barring setbacks Sunday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Cain has done pregame work for the past two days, and assuming his body responds well he should be nearing a return. After being placed on the injured list April 14, Cain is eligible for activation and can return as soon as he is physically ready.
Cain (quadriceps) still hasn't resumed baseball activities, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Cain was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left quadriceps discomfort, and it seems as though he'll require longer than 10 days to fully recover. The Brewers should have a better idea on a timetable for his return once the veteran centerfielder starts to ramp up baseball activities.
Cain (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Cain left Tuesday's loss to the Cubs with left quadriceps discomfort, and he's now been diagnosed with a strain. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that he still didn't know the severity of Cain's injury. Tyrone Taylor was recalled from the alternate training site in a corresponding move, while Jackie Bradley and Billy McKinney should see increased playing time while Cain is unavailable.
Cain was removed from Tuesday's game versus the Cubs with left quadriceps discomfort, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The 34-year-old appeared to tweak something during his first-inning groundout, though he initially remained in the game. Cain also dealt with a quad issue during spring training, though that was in his right leg. Billy McKinney entered in left field for Milwaukee, pushing Jackie Bradley to center field.
Cain is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals.
He is the odd man out of the Brewers' four-man outfield mix in this matinee. Cain is 3-for-16 with two home runs, three strikeouts and one walk through four games.
Cain (oblique) went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Wednesday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Cubs.
Cain opened the scoring in the eighth inning with a solo shot. In the 10th, he restored the lead for the Brewers with a three-run blast. Ultimately, Cain knocked in all of his team's runs from the leadoff position. He missed three games with a minor oblique injury before his productive return Wednesday. The outfielder has two homers, four RBI and three runs scored through three contests.
Cain (oblique) will start in center field and lead off Wednesday against the Cubs.
Cain returns to the starting nine after sitting out each of the Brewers' last three games with a minor oblique injury. Given that Milwaukee has a pair of high-quality replacement options in the outfield on hand in Jackie Bradley and Avisail Garcia, Cain may continue to receive one or two days off per week even when fully healthy, as the Brewers aim to preserve the 34-year-old over the course of a 162-game campaign.
Cain is dealing with an oblique injury, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The Brewers insist that Cain is available and that the issue is minor, but it also explains why he hasn't played in a few days. At this point in the season, Cain looks like the Brewers' fourth outfielder based on his quantity of plate appearances. He should still get a few starts every week when he's feeling right, but he's not a must-hold in mixed leagues.
Cain will sit for the third straight game Tuesday against the Cubs.
Cain started the first two games of the year in center field but has since been on the bench for three straight. It's possible he's dealing with some sort of minor injury. The Brewers haven't announced any such injury, though he did deal with a quadriceps issue in March. Jackie Bradley will remain the starter in center field in his absence.
Cain remains on the bench Monday against the Cubs.
Cain dealt with a quadriceps injury during camp, but he was in the lineup in both of the first two games of the year before sitting twice in a row. Cain, Avisail Garcia and Jackie Bradley are expected to split time in center and right field this season. Through four games, Garcia and Bradley have both started twice, while Cain has gotten the nod just once.
Cain is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Jackie Bradley will start in center field and bat fifth against right-hander Michael Pineda. Avisail Garcia was out Saturday and Bradley sat out Opening Day. Two-on, one-off seems like a reasonable expectation moving forward for these non-Christian Yelich Brewers outfielders. Cain is 1-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts so far this season.
Cain (quadriceps) is starting Saturday's game against the Reds.
Cain has been dealing with a minor quadriceps injury early in spring training, but the team expected him to make his Cactus League debut Saturday. He's officially in the lineup for Milwaukee, batting third and playing center field. The 34-year-old will have less than two weeks to prepare for the start of the regular season, but manager Craig Counsell said Monday that Cain is still on track for Opening Day.
Cain (quadriceps) is scheduled to play Saturday against Cincinnati, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Cain has been brought along slowly this spring due to a quadriceps issue that the Brewers have described as "very minor." If he gets back in the lineup as expected Saturday, he'll have less than two weeks remaining before the start of the regular season, but manager Craig Counsell said Monday that he's still on track for Opening Day. Even if he does indeed make the Opening Day lineup, expect Cain to get frequent off days early in the season due to his age and injury risk.
Cain (quadriceps) is expected to return to Cactus League games by the end of this week, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
The veteran outfielder has been battling a quadriceps injury and has yet to see game action in spring training, but he appears to be on the cusp of his Cactus League debut. Cain will turn 35 years old in April and appeared in only five games last season before opting out. He also struggled with a .697 OPS during 2019 and is in a crowded Milwaukee outfield alongside Christian Yelich, Jackie Bradley and Avisail Garcia.
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|05/05||@ PHI||L 4-5||2||2||1||0||0||3||1|
|05/04||@ PHI||L 5-6||1||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|05/03||@ PHI||L 3-4||4||2||1||1||1||1||0|
|04/13||vs CHC||L 2-3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|04/11||@ STL||W 9-3||4||1||1||0||0||1||1|
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|2012||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||7||24||4||5||1||0||1||1||--||6||0||0||.208||.208||.375|
|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||7||28||4||9||3||0||1||6||2||4||0||0||.321||.355||.536|
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