The 10 greatest moments in Lorenzo Cain’s career with the Milwaukee Brewers

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Lorenzo Cain was designated for consignment by the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday earlier the team’s game confronting the Cincinnati Reds on the day he reached ten years of MLB service.

What does designated for assignment mean and why is that milestone significant for the veteran centerfielder?

Here’s what y’all should know.

What does designated for assignment mean?

According to Major League Baseball game, a player is removed from the xl-homo roster when the player’southward contract is designated for assignment.

The player can be traded or be completely waived inside vii days of the DFA.

If the histrion is claimed by another squad, he can be optioned to the minor leagues or assigned to their 26-human roster. A player could turn down the small-league consignment and enter free bureau based on service time, for example.

What’s next for Cain?

He could retire, which is something he already said was a stiff possibility after the season, or another team could sign him after he clears waivers. Cain told reporters in Cincinnati he would take a couple days to decide what his plans will be.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain celebrates a 1000 slam during a game last season. Cain’s offensive production dropped significantly in 2022 following an injury-plagued 2021. The Brewers designated him for consignment on Saturday, ending his second stint with the club that drafted him in 2004.

Why did the Brewers designate Cain for assignment?

Cain said “it was time” and that the determination was common as he best-selling he wasn’t producing to his standards. Teams designate players to open up a spot on their forty-man roster and ordinarily add a new histrion.

The Brewers did but that with the add-on of outfielder Jonathan Davis from Class AAA Nashville.

Who is Jonathan Davis?

Davis is 30 years old and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 in the 15th round. He has spent most of his career in the minors but made his MLB debut in 2018 with the Blueish Jays.

He was claimed off waivers by the Yankees during the 2021 flavor.

This was his beginning season in the Brewers organization.

With the Nashville Sounds, he was batting .297, .408 OBP, .426 OPS, with 44 hits, 3 home runs, 18 RBI in 148 at-bats beyond 38 games.

He has played 134 total games in the majors with a .171 average,.272. OBP and .520 OPS.

Did MLB’s 10-year pension dominion have something to do with Cain being designated for assignment today?

Yes. The Brewers waited until Sat to DFA Cain because he reached 10 years of service.

When a player reaches that milestone, he becomes fully vested in the MLB Players Association pension. It guarantees a minimum of $68,000 a twelvemonth for retired players and up to $220,000 if they expect until they’re 62.

How quondam is Cain?

Cain is 36 years old.

Lorenzo Cain signed with the Brewers on Jan. 25, 2018, on the same day Christian Yelich was traded to Milwaukee.

Lorenzo Cain signed with the Brewers on Jan. 25, 2018, on the same day Christian Yelich was traded to Milwaukee.

What was Cain’southward contract?

This was the last year of the contract Cain signed earlier the 2018 season.

He signed a 5-year deal worth $80 million, the largest the guild had extended to a player. The Brewers signed Cain on the same solar day the team made the huge trade for Christian Yelich.

What were Cain’s stats with the Brewers in 2022?

In 145 at-bats in 2022, Cain had a .179 average, .231 OBP and .465 OPS. He had 26 hits, one home run, nine RBI and two SB.

What are Cain’south career stats?

For his career, he has striking .283 with a .343 OBP and .750 OPS. He has 1,220 hits, 87 home runs, 454 RBI and 190 SB.

In 2018, the year in which he finished seventh in NL MVP voting, he batted .308, .395 and .812 and played in 141 games. He played in 148 games the following year, but in 2020, after 5 games he opted out the rest of the flavor during the pandemic-shortened year.

Cain returned in 2021 but injuries plagued him every bit he merely played in 78 games and batted .257, .329 and .730.

Cain started his career with the Brewers

The Brewers drafted Cain in 2004 out of  Tallahassee Community Higher. He made his major-league debut in 2010 and was traded to the Kansas City Royals that Dec. He won a World Series with the Royals in 2015.

Cain won a Golden Glove with the Brewers

Cain for years was known every bit i of the best outfielders in the game and his abode-run stealing grabs were must-see. He was finally rewarded with a Gilded Glove in 2019.

Here is one of the about memorable catches (the 2019 season opener against the Cardinals to have away a abode run in the 9th inning that ended the game).

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