The Toronto Blue Jays have an interest in free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
Cain had a .300/.363/.400 slash line this past season with the Kansas City Royals, notching 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 155 games.
The #BlueJays and #Mets have reached out early on free agent Lorenzo Cain, sources say. #Rangers, #Mariners and #SFGiants also have CF openings and could be potential fits. The Giants are juggling a lot of balls right now.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 14, 2017
The 31-year-old finished third in MVP voting in 2015.
Sportsnet’s No. 5-ranked free agent was offered a qualifying offer by the Royals on Nov. 6, and would therefore cost the Blue Jays their 2018 second-round draft pick as well as $500,000 of their international signing bonus spending limit, should he sign with the team.
The New York Mets were also mentioned by Crasnick to have “reached out on” the centre-fielder.