Royals Place Lorenzo Cain On 15-Day DL

The Royals announced this evening that outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain; the club has called up LHP Justin Marks from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

Cain suffered the injury during last night’s win over the Astros, and Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain, which is the least severe, and that he hopes to return when he’s eligible in two weeks.

Though the 28-year old is a very talented defensive center fielder, he has yet to play more than 115 games in a season.

Source: D.J. Short (NBC Sports Hardball Talk)