Lorenzo Cain to retire a Kansas City Royal

Lorenzo Cain, the former Royals All-Star centerfielder, who is also likely headed to a spot one day in the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame, is retiring as a Royal, according to Andy McCullough of The Athletic.

Cain, who turns 37 years old next month, will return to Kauffman Stadium for a retirement ceremony at some point during the upcoming season, McCullough reported.

Reports state that the ceremony will take place during the summer.

A well-known versatile outfielder, Cain was brought to the Royals as part of a trade that sent Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Royals in exchange for Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt.

Greinke, entering his 20th MLB season, returned to the Royals last season.

Over the course of his seven-year Royal career, Cain carried a .289 batting average, hit 87 home runs and drove in 308 runs. He was named to the American League All-Star team in 2015 and finished third in MVP voting for the AL.

“I went to some All-Star Games,” he told McCullough. “Won a championship with some great teammates in Kansas City. It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been a blast. I couldn’t really ask for more.”

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