MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Ryan Doumit #18 of the Minnesota Twins and home plate umpire Jerry Layne #24 check on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals after Cain is hit in the head by a pitch during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins on September 11, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 9-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain might miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with grade II strain in his right hamstring.
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain might miss the remainder of the season, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. Cain was diagnosed with grade II strain in his right hamstring, which means that the prospects of a return this year are slim to none. He left Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins in the 10th inning after straining the hamstring while trying to catch what became a double by Alexi Casilla.
Kansas City recalled outfielder Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Omaha, and he was placed in the lineup for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
"We’ll platoon him and David Lough out there in center," manager Ned Yost said. "That’s what we’ve got."
Bourgeois batted .333 in 19 games in two previous stints with the Royals this season. He was acquired in a trade with the Houston Astros with veteran catcher Humberto Quintero.
Cain is batting .266 with 59 hits in 222 plate appearances, with nine doubles, seven home runs, and 31 RBI in 61 games this season.