KANSAS CITY -- Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who has been out with an oblique injury, was re-activated prior to Wednesday night's game against the Mariners.
Cain went on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 9 with a .261 average, 25 extra-base hits and 43 RBIs in 96 games.
"He can help us. He can improve our outfield defense for the back third of the game," manager Ned Yost said.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.