Sports Report: Blue Jays have reached out on Lorenzo Cain

08:37  15 november  2017
08:37  15 november  2017 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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The Toronto Blue Jays have an interest in free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain , according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The # BlueJays and #Mets have reached out early on free agent Lorenzo Cain , sources say.

The Blue Jays and Mets have both reached out to the representatives for free-agent center fielder Lorenzo Cain , tweets ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick also lists the Rangers, Mariners and Giants as more speculative fits for Cain ’s services.

image: Lorenzo <span style=Cain had a .300/.363/.400 slash line this past season with the Kansas City Royals." src="/upload/images/real/2017/11/15/image-lorenzo-nbsp-span-style-font-size-13px-cain-had-a-300-363-400-slash-line-this-past-season-with_411854_.jpg?content=1" /> © image Lorenzo Cain had a .300/.363/.400 slash line this past season with the Kansas City Royals.

The Toronto Blue Jays have an interest in free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Cain had a .300/.363/.400 slash line this past season with the Kansas City Royals, notching 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 155 games.

The 31-year-old finished third in MVP voting in 2015.

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Sportsnet’s No. 5-ranked free agent was offered a qualifying offer by the Royals on Nov. 6, and would therefore cost the Blue Jays their 2018 second-round draft pick as well as $500,000 of their international signing bonus spending limit, should he sign with the team.

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The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly interested in acquiring free agent Lorenzo Cain , ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported on Tuesday. The # BlueJays and #Mets have reached out early on free agent Lorenzo Cain , sources say.

The # BlueJays and #Mets have reached out early on free agent Lorenzo Cain , sources say. #Rangers, #Mariners and #SFGiants also have CF openings and could be potential fits. Report : Royals Have Given Up Hope of Re-Signing Cain .

The New York Mets were also mentioned by Crasnick to have “reached out on” the centre-fielder.

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