As expected, the Brewers have placed outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring and recalled outfielder Tyrone Taylor to take his place, per the team.
There is no timetable for Cain’s eventual return, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). Cain have managed a relatively punchless .223/.322/.350 across 118 plate appearances in 31 games this season. The veteran has continued to take his walks (11.9 percent walk rate) and put the bat on the ball (20.3 percent strikeout rate). The former Royal has always been above-average at avoiding strikeouts, but the better-than-average patience in a new skill developed – and, thus far, maintained – in Milwaukee.
Taylor has been a frequent guest star on the Brewers in 2021 with 84 big league plate appearances to just 20 at Triple-A. In the Majors, he is hitting .203/.298/.365 with three home runs. He is starting tonight’s ballgame in centerfield and batting sixth.
Cain’s injury could have an impact beyond Taylor, however. As recently covered by the Athletic’s Will Sammon, Avisail Garcia finds himself on pace for 550 plate appearances, a threshold that, if passed, would turn a team option for 2022 into a mutual option. When the Brewers signed Jackie Bradley Jr. this winter, the odds were against Garcia, but the presumptive starting trio of Cain, Bradley, and Christian Yelich have all struggled to stay healthy, providing Garcia with plenty of opportunity in the grass.
That’s significant because it provides Garcia with a little more agency in his future. The 30-year-old is having himself a fine season at the plate, slashing .244/.312/.452 with 10 home runs through 186 plate appearance – good for a 109 wRC+.
@stevewpants here’s your Cain article
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Sitting on the edge of my seat awaiting here.
Fever Pitch Guy
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
*stevewpants grabs kleenex and gently puts his stress ball on the coffee table*
Can’t believe it took MLBTR so long to post this…how rude!
Disappointing to say the least. Cain will rise up before the end – we’ll need him! This team is poised for an offensive breakout soon.
I’m worried. This story about the Brewers has been up for a while now, and MetsFan22 hasn’t turned up to make it all about the Mets yet. Has anyone done a welfare check on him?
“Even if Cain ends up winning the AL Cy Young, the Mets will win their division by 15 games. Conforto is better than him.” Am I doing this right?
Ducky Buckin Fent
Although funny ah, I have noticed that he’s toned it down a bit recently. I actually saw him compliment the Braves a couple days ago.
He’s certainly a homer & oftentimes over the top. But…well, I can get that way myself.
Post something negative about Phat Sancho or Stanton & watch me bristle online as I feel compelled to defend “my guys”.
That would be the general template, yes.
I know you have a soft spot for him. I don’t think it’s OK for him to mock another teams’ injured players and rub salt. Out-trolling other trolls isn’t in my playbook.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Haven’t seen that from him.
That is a surefire way to piss me off as well, serious.
Mostly on the injury stuff I’ve seen he & that cey hey guy going back & forth over which team is hit “harder” with injuries. It was worth a few laughs the first time but the thrill is long gone.
What’s this? Runs!? I remember those…
If only the Mets would have followed up on the Lindor trade by signing the .150-hitting Jackie Bradley.
So, right now Cain is NOT able.
I’m not a religious guy, but this is funny stuff right here. Maybe because I’m not a religious guy.
I long for the day Jesus Luzardo becomes a closer just for the “Jesus Saves: headlines.
Jesus’ changeup is just devilish!!
A lot of people commented, at the start of the season, about too many in the of! Now we are short! Time for JBL to step up and hit his .250 average with power!
Cap & Crunch
I think it was more about cash allocation for a small to medium market in the NL than a too many type deal –
At a point this preseason the OF made up 60% of payroll
Its at 51% today still
And at about 68% for 2022 (be4 arbs ofc)
Cap & Crunch
Im a big fan of the Brewer org –
Counsell is my pick for best manager in the bigs
Saying all that…….Im still completely baffled why they chose to sink over 50% of their payroll into 4 OF’ers…..in the NL !!!
JBJ made zero sense Day 1 , Cain is probably cooked,yet these 2 will still occupy over 33% of next years payroll.
For such a smart team it just always seemed odd to go this route after bringing Yelich in (which was like 90 minutes before Cain )
Its almost as if they are haunted by the giving’s (outside org) and (misgivings inside of org) from past Mil Of’ERS in guys like
KDavis Broxton Gomez Grisham Taylor Domingo Brinson Phillips and so on…….
They really just need more rocks like Corey Hart use to be for them …OF is not there game on the market it seems, use to be a pretty easy market to navigate but has definitely gotten trickier
Id much rather use some of that coin to invest into extending some of those awesome young power arms they got going
I see at least a couple of things wrong with your premise for just a start.
“Counsell is my pick for best manager in the bigs.” ? I believe he’s nowhere near the top of MLB managers for several reasons.
“For such a smart team …” ?? Are talking about the MLB Milwaukee Brewers? “Smart” is hardly a label I’d stick to the Brewers! And I’m a lifelong Brewers fan.
Stick to the sharks smh ♂️