Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 and hit a home run in today’s Brewers win over the Padres. But he also, unfortunately, left the game in the fifth inning. The team said after the game that it was “ankle discomfort.”
That’s not the most rigorous medical diagnosis possible, so I presume we’ll hear more about his condition tomorrow after he’s reevaluated. For now the Brewers are calling him day-to-day.
Cain is hitting .251/.316/.357 with ten homers on the season.
The Giants announced on Thursday that the club inked pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year contract. As Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area notes, the contract is of the major league variety.
Smyly, 30, split last season between the Rangers and Phillies with a stint with the Brewers in between. He did not appear in a major league game with the Brewers. In aggregate, Smyly posted a 6.24 ERA with 120 strikeouts and 55 walks over 114 innings.
Smyly will vie for a spot at the back of the Giants’ starting rotation. If he doesn’t make the cut, he could work out of the bullpen. Pitching in the spacious confines of Oracle Park should help Smyly, who gave up 19 homers in Texas and 13 in Philly last season in more hitter-friendly parks.