Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain was designated for task on Saturday, the crew introduced earlier than its recreation towards the Cincinnati Reds.
Cain, 36, was hitting .179 in 145 at-bats whereas the Brewers’ offense struggled all through June. The veteran was 4-for-26 this month with no walks and 7 strikeouts. As a crew, the Brewers rank 14th in OPS within the Nationwide League in June whereas falling out of first place after a powerful begin.
Cain broke in with the Brewers in 2010, then spent the subsequent seven seasons in Kansas Metropolis earlier than returning to Milwaukee as a free agent in 2018. He is within the last season of a five-year, $80 million deal. The transfer comes on the identical date that Cain reached 10 years of main league service.
“It simply bought to some extent the place it is in all probability time,” Cain mentioned in Cincinnati. “I have never been performing like I might’ve appreciated, however the state of affairs is what it’s. I’ve had an ideal profession. I can not actually be upset about something, however, yeah, it is time. I want all my teammates the most effective, coaches, trainers, everyone that I’ve performed with or met all through my total profession, I want them nothing however the most effective. It has been a very enjoyable trip for me for certain.”
Cain is a two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner. He additionally completed within the prime 10 in MVP voting twice in his profession.
“Little doubt, he did his half,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell mentioned. “On the finish, it was time for this. It was simply time.”
Cain was changed within the roster by journeyman outfielder Jonathan Davis, who was known as up from Triple-A Nashville.
“I might say it was mutual to half methods,” he mentioned. “We now have a very good crew. I do not assume I used to be contributing the best way I might’ve appreciated. I really feel like they positively needed to make a transfer. I positively would’ve appreciated to play lots higher — contribute to the crew slightly bit extra — however sadly, that wasn’t the case this 12 months.
“On the finish of the day, it has been enjoyable. I believe that crew can go actually far. They’re actually well-coached, well-managed. These guys play their hearts out. I am positively going to overlook them. It has been a enjoyable trip for certain.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.