Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee Brewer

If you saw the Rattler Alumni Report for today - or if you watched the Brewers game last night - you noticed that the first Timber Rattlers player in the new Brewers Era made his major league debut.

Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter for Kameron Loe in the top of the ninth.

After a bit of a false start earlier, Cain is officially a big leaguer.
Lorenzo Cain was promoted for real this time. The Brewers put pitcher Doug Davis on the disabled list Friday to finally make room on the active roster for the speedy outfielder.

Cain was brought to Milwaukee the week before the All-Star break, but wasn't activated. He returned to Nashville when the Brewers decided to activate Davis and go with 13 pitchers. The veteran left-hander made a start against the Pirates and is now back on the DL because of left elbow tendinitis.

Cain, 24, was hitting a combined .326 in 72 games with Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville. He had 19 extra-base hits, including seven triples, and was 25-for-27 in steal attempts.

"He's got tremendous tools," said Brewers manager Ken Macha, noting that Cain "put up good numbers in Double-A and got off to a hot start in Triple-A."

Cain, who arrived at Turner Field during batting practice, gives the Brewers another option in center field, but Macha said that the right-handed hitter's role initially will be as a pinch-hitter. "There have been days when I had no right-handed guys on the bench," Macha said.
Here's hoping that Cain makes the most of his opportunity with the Brewers!

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