CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas CIty Royals hits a double against the Chicago White Sox September 25, 2011 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Lorenzo Cain heads to the disabled list with a groin injury as speedster Jarrod Dyson gets the call from AAA Omaha
Late Thursday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals announced they have placed starting centerfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list. Cain, was injured early in the second game of the Oakland Athletics series, after he ran into the wall making a spectacular catch. The injury was listed as a left groin strain.
In five games, Cain was 2-for-15 at the plate with a walk and an RBI. He had struck out five times.
Filling his spot on the roster will be 27-year old Jarrod Dyson, who was recalled from Omaha. Through seven games at Omaha, Dyson was batting .364/.400/.485 with two doubles, a triple, and six stolen bases.
"Mr Zoom Biya" appeared in 26 games with Kansas City last season in which he posted a slash line of .205/.308/.227 with 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts. In his major league career he has 20 stolen bases while being caught just twice.
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