Rookie outfielder Cain may get to play regularly
Now everyone will get to see what Lorenzo Cain can do when given regular playing time.Cain was a Rattler for a brief time in 2009.
The Milwaukee Brewers called up the centerfielder from Class AAA Nashville on Friday and placed centerfielder Carlos Gomez on the disabled list with a concussion after he was hit in the head with a fastball Monday. The move is retroactive to Tuesday.
When Cain was first called up in Atlanta this season, it was to replace left-hander Doug Davis (elbow tendinitis) on the roster and Cain was quickly optioned back to Nashville when right-hander Yovani Gallardo was activated from the DL less than a week later. Cain was 3 for 5 in three games but never started.
This time around Cain will get regular playing time and likely will start against left-handed pitchers, as he did Friday against Houston's Wandy Rodriguez. Cain went 1 for 3 in his Miller Park debut and scored the game's first run after his speed forced a throwing error on an infield hit.
"He came up and did very well, so it'll be interesting to see how he does," manager Ken Macha said. "They've got a couple of lefties, Houston, and it'll be nice to have a right-hander available on the bench to pinch hit late in the game on Saturday" when right-hander Brett Myers starts for the Astros.