Lorenzo Cain leaves Royals, signs 5-year deal with Brewers - KCTV5

Lorenzo Cain leaves Royals, signs 5-year deal with Brewers

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After seven years with the Kansas City Royals, outfielder Lorenzo Cain is moving on. (AP) After seven years with the Kansas City Royals, outfielder Lorenzo Cain is moving on. (AP)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

After seven years with the Kansas City Royals, outfielder Lorenzo Cain is moving on.

Cain has signed a five year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, terms of the deal are five years for $80 million. The financial aspects of the deal have not yet been confirmed by the team.

During his seven-year career with Kansas City, Cain made one All-Star team and was the MVP of the 2014 American League Championship Series as the Royals swept Baltimore.

He wraps up his time in Kansas City with 57 career home runs, 321 RBI and a batting average of .290. He finished third in the 2015 American League MVP vote.

With Cain signing the deal, there is something in it for Kansas City. The Royals will receive a compensatory first-round pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, currently, pick 31. The Brewers will also have to forfeit their third highest pick, currently, pick 73.

Cain entered professional baseball after being drafted by the Brewers in the 17th round of the 2004 MLB Draft. He came to Kansas City as part of a trade between the Brewers and Royals in December of 2010. In the trade, Kansas City received Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi in exchange for Yuniesky Betancourt, Zack Greinke and cash. 

The Brewers will visit Kansas City during the 2018 season, with the first game coming on Tuesday, April 24.

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