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Brewers sign OF Lorenzo Cain to a five-year deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a five-year contract. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns.  

“Lorenzo is a multifaceted player and proven winner who we are pleased to welcome back to Milwaukee,” said Stearns. “His combination of speed, fielding prowess and ability to hit for average will be a valuable addition to our lineup.” 

Cain, 31, owns a career batting average of .290 with 57 HR, 321 RBI and 127 stolen bases in 756 games over eight Major League seasons with Milwaukee (2010) and Kansas City (2011-17). He batted .300 with 15 HR, 49 RBI and 26 stolen bases in a career-high 155 games with the Royals last season.  

Cain is a 2015 American League All-Star and two-time (2013 and 2017) American League Gold Glove Award finalist in center field. 

The 2014 American League champion and a 2015 World Series champion enjoyed his best season in 2015 as he finished third in American League MVP voting after batting .307 with career highs in HR (16), RBI (72) and stolen bases (28).  

The 2014 American League Championship Series MVP has batted .295 (36-for-122, 1hr, 19rbi) in 31 career postseason games.  

Cain was originally selected by Milwaukee in the 17th round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft. He was traded on December 19, 2010 as part of a six-player deal that brought pitcher Zack Greinke to the Brewers.

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