Royals place Lorenzo Cain on the disabled list with a strained hamstring

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The Royals placed outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports. The club recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Omaha.

Cain injured his hamstring running out an infield grounder in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game. Jarrod Dyson replaced him in center field. Cain hits the DL batting .290/.336/.416 with eight home runs and 39 RBI in 307 plate appearances. It’s a step down from his All-Star caliber performance last year, which helped the Royals win the World Series.

The Royals have been bit hard by the injury bug this year. Mike Moustakas, Kris Medlen, Tim Collins, Mike Minor, and Jason Vargas are all on the disabled list