Braves showing interest in Cain
The Braves are among the teams showing interest in trading for Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain. They are also very capable of providing the Brewers with the talented young pitching prospects they’re seeking in exchange for Cain.
Cain hit .306 with a .763 OPS and seven stolen bases in 43 games with Milwaukee this past summer. The 24-year-old outfielder has hit .291 with a .366 on-base percentage during a six-year Minor League career.
If the Braves acquired Cain, he would provide immediate insurance. He could serve as the everyday center fielder in the event that Nate McLouth’s struggles extend into the upcoming season.
The Braves also need to guard against the possibility that Chipper Jones’ knee proves problematic enough that Martin Prado spends a lot of time at third base. If this happens, they could play Cain in center and have McLouth and Joe Mather share left field.
It appears the Braves and Brewers have talked. But it doesn’t look like they are aggressively working toward completing this deal at this time.