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MLB free agency: Brewers and Rangers interested in Lorenzo Cain

Could Cain return to the team that drafted him 14 years ago?

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers are showing interest in free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Cain, 31, was drafted by the Brewers in the 17th round of the 2004 draft, and was traded to the Royals in a package for Zack Greinke. Cain has been with the Royals ever since, and is now part of Kansas City’s World Series core of free agents who could all be in different uniforms next season.

The Brewers could use an offensive boost in 2018 after finishing 20th in the league in runs scored last season.

Cain rebounded from a down year in 2016 by staying healthy and playing in 155 games, while batting .300 with 15 home runs and an .803 OPS, all the second-highest marks of his career behind his All-Star 2015 season.

UPDATE: The Texas Rangers, who have expressed interest in Cain most of the offseason, has reportedly “ramped up” their pursuit of the outfielder, according to Jerry Crasnick. The Rangers have expressed a desire to improve their outfield defensively this winter, which Cain would absolutely satisfy.