Lorenzo Cain reaches 5-year, $80M agreement with Brewers

The signing of Cain, along with the trade for outfielder Christian Yelich, signifies that Milwaukee is aiming to contend sooner than later.

Kahron Spearman

Per multiple reports, outfielder Lorenzo Cain reached an agreement with the Milwaukee Brewers, to the tune of five years, $80 million.

With just added Christian Yelich, from the revamping Miami Marlins, and longtime Brewer stalwart Ryan Braun, Milwaukee is shaping up to be a sneaky contender in the Nationa League.

"We've got a chance to be pretty good," Cain told MLB.com on Thursday. "I'm looking forward to doing whatever I can to help."

The chance to come home like that, so to speak, meant a lot. That's the team that drafted me, developed me. I got my first hit with them, my first home run. It means a lot to go back there. I want to win.

Lorenzo Cain
Outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers

Cain started his Major League career in Milwaukee, as a 2004 17th-round pick by the Brewers out of Madison County High School in Florida. He broke into the majors in 2010.

Known as a top-shelf center fielder, Cain hit .289 with 56 home runs and 308 RBIs in 713 games with Kansas City, and played a crucial role in the Royals' World Series win in 2015.