Royals activate CF Lorenzo Cain from the DL after month away

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain has been reinstated from the disabled list after missing a month with a left hamstring strain.

With Cain rejoining the Royals before their game Friday night in Texas, rookie outfielder Brett Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

Cain hit .290 with eight home runs and 39 RBIs in 73 games before missing 25 games. He had been on the disabled list since injuring his hamstring while trying to beat out a single in a June 28 game against St. Louis.

In a two games for Omaha on a rehab assignment, Cain went 3 for 8.

Eibner has hit .231 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 26 games over three stints with the Royals this season.

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