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January 26, 2018
AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Milwaukee Brewers and free-agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain have agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.

Cain is a former Brewers farmhand who will join Christian Yelich as part of a dramatic outfield makeover for a team hoping to dethrone the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.

The 31-year old Cain spent the past seven seasons in Kansas City, where he was part of the Royals’ core that won the World Series in 2015.

Cain was drafted by the Brewers in the 17th round before being traded to Kansas City as part of a deal that sent Zack Greinke to Milwaukee before the 2011 season.

The Athletic first reported the agreement. ESPN.com first reported terms of the deal.

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