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Brewers Sign Lorenzo Cain To 5-Year Deal

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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a 5-year $80 million deal on Thursday.

A formal introduction is expected to take place on Friday.

“We’ve got a chance to be pretty good,” Cain told MLB.com. “I’m looking forward to doing whatever I can to help. It would seem we’re a playoff contender.

“… The chance to come home like that, so to speak, meant a lot. That’s the team that drafted me, developed me. I got my first hit with them, my first home run. It means a lot to go back there. I want to win.”

Milwaukee was busy this week, on Thursday they acquired outfielder Christian Yelich from the Miami Marlins.

Cain, who has a no-trade clause, thanked fans for his time with the Kansas City Royals.

“I absolutely love Royals fans,” Cain said of his time with Kansas City.

“They loved on me for so many years. Just thinking of them brings a smile to my face. Man, I’m really going to miss them. Just all the support they gave me. It was incredible. We all went through so much together.”

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Yankees Activating Aaron Judge Friday

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The New York Yankees are activating slugger Aaron Judge from the injured list on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Judge is coming off a rehab stint in Triple A, where he played all week as he prepare for his official return to the Yankees following a left oblique strain that has kept him out of action since April 21st.

With Judge returning, the Yankees have some tough decisions to make, as it hangs a cloud of uncertainty over the status of outfielder Cameron Maybin.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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