Did Lorenzo Cain Retire?
No. Cain returned to the league in 2021, although he only appeared in 78 games due to a hamstring injury that kept him out for the entire month of June and nearly all of July.
With eight home runs, 36 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases, he batted .257/.329/.401.
Lorenzo Cain, who turned 36 this month, is unsure what his future holds beyond this season, which is the final year of his five-year contract with the Brewers.
“I’m still undecided about it,” Cain replied. “It’s possible that this will be my final year.” But if it isn’t, you already know who I am.
In the offseason, I’ll train as usual. But if that’s the case, I’m going to go out there and give it my best, hoping to get us to the playoffs and the World Series if this is my final season.
It’s a wait-and-see situation, and everything hinges on what happens this year.”
He stated that the decision will be based on his health.
Cain, who won a World Series with the Royals in 2015, said, “I’ve had a terrific career.” “Throughout my career, I’ve done everything I can think of, and I’ve accomplished a lot.”
So, if this is my final year, I’m content. But it’s a wait-and-see situation, depending on how my body feels this year. If everything goes well, I may return next year.
“It’s possible that I’ll wait until the end of the season to make a decision.” I’m feeling amazing right now, but I haven’t gone on the field yet. When we get to Spring Training, we always feel wonderful.
We understand how difficult it is to walk onto the pitch for the first time. It’s possible that it will happen at the end of the season. But, at the end of the day, I’ll make my decision in the offseason.”
Cain, who stayed a few extra days at home in Oklahoma to finish up loose ends before joining the rest of the Brewers in Spring Training, said he ran extensively during the offseason to avoid the leg injuries that limited him last year during the spring and regular season after he elected not to play the majority of the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign.