Manatees Alum Lorenzo Cain Earns 2014 ALCS MVP

By  //  October 17, 2014

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Played for Brevard County Manatees in 2007

 ABOVE VIDEO: American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Lorenzo Cain was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees in 2007.

Former Brevard County Manatee Lorenzo Cain was named the 2014 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player as he helped the Kansas City Royals reach the World Series.

Former Brevard County Manatee Lorenzo Cain was named the 2014 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player as he helped the Kansas City Royals reach the World Series. (Brevard County Manatees image)

Former Brevard County Manatee Lorenzo Cain was named the 2014 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player as he helped the Kansas City Royals reach the World Series. (Brevard County Manatees image)

Cain went 8-for-15 (.533) with two doubles, a stolen base and made some spectacular plays in center field.

Cain was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2004 amateur draft out of Tallahassee Community College.

He began his career in 2005, playing for their Rookie League Helena Brewers and AZL Brewers.

In 2006, he was promoted to the Class A West Virginia Power, where he was named to the South Atlantic League’s mid and post-season All-Star teams.

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Cain was promoted to their Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees in 2007.

Beginning the 2008 season in Brevard County, Cain was called up to the Triple-A Nashville Soundson June 10 to replace outfielder Hernán Iribarren, who was recalled by Milwaukee.

Called Up To Major Leagues In July 2010

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In December 2010, Lorenzo Cain was traded to the Kansas City Royals.

Cain was called up to the Brewers when pitcher Doug Davis was placed on the disabled list on July 16, 2010.

He made his major league debut against the Atlanta Braves that evening as a pinch-hitter. He was robbed of a hit in his first at-bat due to a diving catch by Braves left fielder Matt Diaz.

Two days later, in his next at bat in that same series, he got his first major league hit. He then replaced CF Carlos Gomez for the rest of the game and finished the game 2 for 2 with two singles.

Traded To Kansas City Royals 

On December 18, 2010, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals with Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress, and Jake Odorizzi for Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt.

Cain was sent down to KC’s AAA ball club,the Omaha Storm Chasers, before the start of the 2011 MLB season.

On February 18, 2012 the Royals announced they had signed Cain to a one-year contract for the 2012 season.


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