Royals’ Lorenzo Cain drops appeal, will serve 2-game suspension

Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, one of four Royals suspended (six including White Sox players) after an on-field incident with the White Sox on April 23, has decided to serve his two-game suspension without an appeal.

Cain was suspended for his part during the benches-clearing brawl against the White Sox. Teammates Edinson Volquez (five games), Yordano Ventura (seven games), and Kelvin Herrera (two games) were also suspended for Kansas City, while Chris Sale (five games) and Jeff Samardzija (five games) were suspended for Chicago.

From the Kansas City Star:

“They had some good angles, some really good angles,” Cain said. “I was hoping they didn’t see it, but they did.”

“I’m normally a laid back, low key type of guy,” Cain said. “It takes a lot for me to get going.”

“This (stinks) especially the way we’re playing right now,” Cain said. “But my legs definitely will be ready to go after a few days of rest.”

“We know regardless of the situation, we’ve got teammates that will back you up, guys who really care,” Cain said. “This is one of the tightest groups I’ve been a part of. I love playing with these guys.”

The Royals still have four more series scheduled with the White Sox, but Cain said he doesn’t think there will be any more disputes when the teams next meet July 17 in Kansas City.
“I think it’s over with. A lot of punches were thrown, a lot of frustration came out with that brawl, but to me, it’s over,” he said. “We’re role models. We have to respect the game.”

Cain, 29, is off to a great start this season. He’s batting .333/.402/.500 with 3 homers and 13 RBI’s.

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