Brewers' Lorenzo Cain Leaves Game vs. Cubs Because of Hip Injury

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain hits a grand slam during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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The Milwaukee Brewers announced that outfielder Lorenzo Cain left Saturday's home game against the Chicago Cubs with right hip discomfort, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.

Jackie Bradley Jr. replaced the 35-year-old before the top of the fifth inning. Cain was 0-for-1 with a walk before exiting.

Injuries have plagued Cain throughout the 2021 season. He's been on the injured list three times in 2021, all with leg issues. Cain's most recent concern was a strained hamstring in June.

"It's definitely been a tough start to the season for me," he told reporters. "A lot of stop and start for me this season, starting from spring training on to this point. I don’t think they're related, but at this point, who knows?"

The Brewers have managed to stay in the playoff hunt without Cain for most of the season and are on the precipice of clinching the National League Central title.

When he's been in the lineup, Cain has been understandably rusty, slashing .253/.328/.402 with eight home runs and 35 RBI entering Saturday.