|Jan. 18 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-The Royals finalized their $17.5 million, two-year deal with Cain on Monday, buying out the All-Star outfielder's final two years of arbitration.
Analysis: Cain will receive $6.5 million this season and $11 million next season. The 29-year-old is coming off the best year of his six-year career, hitting .307 with 16 homers and 72 RBIs. He also was second in the American League with 28 stolen bases, and he became the first Royals player since 2011 to eclipse 100 runs scored. The result of that landed Cain third in voting for the AL MVP award.
|Oct. 4 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET22:09 ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST9:39 PM VEN6:09 UAE (+1)9:09 PM CT-Cain was 3 for 4 with two doubles on Saturday.
Analysis: Cain busted out of a 1-for-12 slump.
|Sep. 30 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Cain went 3 for 4 with two doubles in his return from a two-game absence on Saturday. He should be fine for the regular-season finale.
Analysis: Cain had collapsed to the ground and writhed in pain after fouling a ball off his right knee cap on Wednesday. He remained on the ground for several minutes while being examined by a team trainer.
|Sep. 28 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Cain stepped up with three hits Sunday in Kansas City's 3-0 win over visiting Cleveland.
Analysis: Cain has gone 8 for 19 with three RBIs over his last four games.
|Sep. 24 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Cain was 3 for 6 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Cain busted out of a 2-for-20 slump.
|Sep. 12 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Cain tormented the O's once again Friday.
Analysis: Cain was 3 for 4 with two jacks. He is 9 for 17 in the season series and also dominated Baltimore in last year's ALCS.
|Sep. 8 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Cain was 2 for 4 in Monday's loss to the Twins.
Analysis: Cain is batting .370 with 10 RBIs in his last 14 games.
|Sep. 4 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 ET19:49 GMT3:49 12:49 PM MST2:49 PM EST3:19 PM VEN23:49 UAE2:49 PM CT-Cain hit a three-run homer as Kansas City routed Detroit 15-7 to wrap up another series win Thursday.
Analysis: Cain was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and is hitting .395 in a sizzling 11-game hit streak.
|Sep. 3 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Cain was 2 for 3 with his 13th home run and 30th double Wednesday against the Tigers.
Analysis: It's just been an all-around massive season for Cain, who boasts a .859 OPS after posting a .718 mark through his first five seasons.
|Aug. 25 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Cain was 3 for 5 with two RBIs Monday against Baltimore.
Analysis: Cain is batting .344 with 10 RBIs in his last 15 games.
|Aug. 23 11:28 AM PT12:28 PM MT1:28 PM CT2:28 PM ET14:28 ET18:28 GMT2:28 11:28 AM MST1:28 PM EST1:58 PM VEN22:28 UAE1:28 PM CT-Cain was 2 for 5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Cain entered in a 2-for-22 slump.
|Aug. 14 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET15:03 ET19:03 GMT3:03 12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST2:33 PM VEN23:03 UAE2:03 PM CT-Cain isn't showing any signs of slowing down with another two-hit effort in Thursday's 7-6 loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Cain is 13 for 24 (.542) with seven extra-base hits over his last six games.
|Aug. 13 1:58 PM PT2:58 PM MT3:58 PM CT4:58 PM ET16:58 ET20:58 GMT4:58 1:58 PM MST3:58 PM EST4:28 PM VEN0:58 UAE (+1)3:58 PM CT-Cain continued his recent tear, going 2 for 4 with a double in Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Tigers.
Analysis: Cain has gone 11 for 19 with six extra-base hits and five RBIs over his last five games.
|July 27 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-Cain was 2 for 4 with a home run in Sunday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Cain is batting .345 with five homers in 14 games. The center fielder had six in his first 72 contests.
|July 13 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Cain had three hits, drove in a run and scored two in an 11-10 win over Toronto on Sunday.
Analysis: Cain, fourth in the AL with a .316 average, is 19 for 38 with nine extra-base hits and nine RBIs in his last 10 games.
|July 9 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Cain went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Cain is 14 for 26 in his last seven games.
|July 4 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET15:44 ET19:44 GMT3:44 12:44 PM MST2:44 PM EST3:14 PM VEN23:44 UAE2:44 PM CT-Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night.
Analysis: Cain notched his 16th stolen base. His .305 average is solid.
|July 1 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET15:44 ET19:44 GMT3:44 12:44 PM MST2:44 PM EST3:14 PM VEN23:44 UAE2:44 PM CT-Cain was 3 for 4 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cain has a .800 OPS and appears headed to the All-Star game.
|June 25 11:16 PM PT12:16 AM MT1:16 AM CT2:16 AM ET2:16 ET6:16 GMT14:16 11:16 PM MST1:16 AM EST1:46 AM VEN10:16 UAE1:16 AM CT-Cain slightly strained his hamstring running down a Dustin Ackley flyball in the seventh inning Tuesday.
Analysis: As a precaution, manager Ned Yost held him out Wednesday to give him two full days (off day Thursday) to rest it.
|June 22 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Cain was 2 for 4 with two RBIs on Sunday.
Analysis: Cain was 4 for 12 in the series.
|June 21 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Cain was 2 for 3 with three steals on Saturday.
Analysis: Cain is a fantasy stud thanks to his wheels. He has got 14 steals for the Royals.
|June 5 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET13:36 ET17:36 GMT1:36 10:36 AM MST12:36 PM EST1:06 PM VEN21:36 UAE12:36 PM CT-Cain hit a two-run shot Thursday.
Analysis: Cain is showing signs of improvement with a career-best .424 slugging percentage.
|May 30 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Cain was 3 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Cain was in a 2-for-16 slump so this should boost his confidence.
|May 16 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Cain went 3 for 4 with five RBIs in Friday's win over the Yankees.
Analysis: It was the first five-RBI game of his career.
|May 9 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Cain was 3 for 5 in Friday's loss in Detroit.
Analysis: Cain is on a seven-game hitting streak, but his average has actually dipped in that time.
|Apr. 25 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Cain has dropped his appeal of a two-game suspension for throwing a punch in a brawl with the White Sox and began serving it against Detroit.
Analysis: Cain was supposed to have his appeal heard by Major League Baseball on Monday, but he was told he had "zero" chance of winning. So along with missing Sunday's series finale against the Tigers, he will also miss the opener of a three-game set Tuesday night against Cleveland.
|Apr. 18 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Cain hasn't stop hitting since the season started. He had three hits for the second straight game in a 6-4 win over Oakland on Friday.
Analysis: Cain is batting .462 with two homers and 11 RBIs in his first 10 games.
|Apr. 17 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Cain went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs while clubbing his first home run of the season Thursday.
Analysis: Cain has been electric thus far, hitting .429 through the season's first nine games.
|Apr. 13 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Cain was 2 for 4 Sunday against the Angels, improving his average to .417.
Analysis: Cain is one of four Royals to hit safely in all six games, joining Alcides Escobar, Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez.
|Apr. 11 4:23 PM PT5:23 PM MT6:23 PM CT7:23 PM ET19:23 ET23:23 GMT7:23 4:23 PM MST6:23 PM EST6:53 PM VEN3:23 UAE (+1)6:23 PM CT-Cain drove in another two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels' home opener.
Analysis: Cain also went 2 for 4 and is 7 for 16 in the first four games. He has driven in six runs and has at least one RBI in each contest.
|Apr. 9 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Cain hooked up his fantasy owners Wednesday.
Analysis: Cain, who was hit by a pitch in the first inning, had a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth for his third hit. Cain had words with White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija, who hit him with a pitch in the fifth inning Monday.
|Feb. 3 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET23:44 GMT7:44 4:44 PM MST6:44 PM EST7:14 PM VEN3:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Cain and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract for $2,725,000, just ahead of what would have been Major League Baseball's first salary arbitration hearing this year.
Analysis: Cain, 28, hit a team-best .301 with five homers, 53 RBIs and 28 steals in 33 chances last season, when he made $546,000. He was MVP of the Royals' sweep of Baltimore in the AL Championship Series after batting .533 (8 for 15) with a pair of doubles. He hit .308 in the World Series loss to San Francisco.