Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain came up limping after beating out an infield single in the Royals’ four-run third inning in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night. It was a scary moment, as Cain has arguably been the most important player for the Royals not just in the World Series, but in the post-season overall. Cain, however, stayed in the game.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Cain has been dealing with leg issues for the last two to three weeks. Cain said that he felt his leg get better as Game 4 went on. He said, “I’m feeling better. I’ll definitely be able to go” for Game 5.
Along with a handful of highlight reel catches, Cain is batting .267/.353/.333 in 17 trips to the plate in the World Series thus far. In 55 post-season plate appearances overall, he’s hitting .327/.370/.408.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.
Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.
Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.
Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.
In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.