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Jason Lane | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/22/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: USC
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Padres sent LHP Jason Lane outright to Triple-A El Paso.
Lane cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Padres over the weekend. The 37-year-old converted outfielder has accepted an assignment to Triple-A and will stick around as bullpen depth. Jun 10 - 2:49 PM

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Padres designated LHP Jason Lane for assignment.

It's an abrupt end for the 37-year-old, who was a feel-good story after resurrecting his career as a reliever. Lane struck out four in 4 1/3 scoreless innings with the Padres. He was DFA'd to make room on the roster for Andrew Cashner.
Jun 7 - 6:22 PM

Padres purchased the contract of LHP Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso.

Lane last appeared in the majors in 2007 as an outfielder. He has since converted to relief pitching and was sporting a 4.36 ERA in 64 innings this season at the Triple-A level. San Diego will likely use Lane in middle relief, though he could also pinch-hit.
Jun 3 - 5:40 PM

Padres re-signed LHP Jason Lane to a minor league contract.

Lane, best known for his time as an outfielder with the Astros and Padres, has been a full-time pitcher over the past two seasons. He began 2013 with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters before posting a 5.24 ERA and 33/6 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings in six starts and five relief appearances with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate. Lane turns 37 later this month and figures to serve as organizational depth in 2014.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Padres signed LHP Jason Lane to a minor league contract.

Lane, 36, transitioned from an outfielder to a reliever last season and has been assigned to Triple-A Tucson. He hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2007 and will serve as organizational depth.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 10:49:00 PM

Twins signed LHP Jason Lane to a minor league contract.

The 35-year-old transitioned from an outfielder to a reliever this past spring. The early returns weren't great, but the Twins will hope he eventually figures it out.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:20:00 PM

Diamondbacks released LHP Jason Lane.

Lane, who previously played with the Astros and Padres as an outfielder, signed with the D-Backs this offseason as a pitcher. However, the 35-year-old was given the boot after posting a 7.59 ERA and 18/6 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings over 15 relief appearances with Triple-A Reno.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 03:22:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed LHP Jason Lane to a minor league contract.

Lane has played in the big leagues with the Astros and Padres as an outfielder, but the D-Backs are bringing him to camp as a pitcher. The 34-year-old posted a 4.85 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio over 13 innings in six relief appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas in the Blue Jays' organization this past season. He's a longshot to crack Arizona's roster, but it should be an interesting experiment to monitor.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 04:39:00 PM

Marlins signed OF Jason Lane to a minor league contract.

Lane should provide the Marlins some organizational depth in the minor leagues. He split 2008 between the Yankees and Red Sox farm systems and in 2009 batted .253 with an .810 OPS for the Blue Jays’ Triple-A team after failing to make the team in spring training.
Sun, Feb 14, 2010 02:19:00 PM

Blue Jays reassigned OF Jason Lane, INF/OF Russ Adams, INF Brad Emaus, INF Scott Campbell and RHP Dirk Hayhurst to minor league camp; optioned RHP Brian Wolfe to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Lane and Emaus were the Jays' home run and RBI leaders this spring, with Lane hitting .358 with five homers and Emaus batting .3333 with four homers and 13 RBI. Still, Emaus was never a candidate to make the team and the Jays decided against going with Lane over Kevin Millar. Maybe someone else will step up and grab Lane before the season starts.
Sun, Mar 29, 2009 04:13:00 PM

Jason Lane hit his fourth spring homer Sunday to help the Jays beat the Reds 5-4.

Lane is batting .324/.333/.706 as he attempts to win a bench spot. He's probably not going to be picked over Kevin Millar, so there will only be room for him if someone gets hurt or the Jays decide to cut an infielder, probably John McDonald.
Sun, Mar 15, 2009 05:27:00 PM

Jason Lane, who hit his third homer of the spring on Friday, collected three more hits on Saturday to raise his average to .500.

One of the hits was a double. Lane is 10-for-20 this spring as he attempts to win a spot on Toronto's bench. He entered camp as a long shot. If everyone is healthy, then it would appear that Jose Bautista, Joe Inglett, John McDonald, Kevin Millar and Lane are competing for three spots (one will go to backup catcher Michael Barrett). Bautista's contract would seem to just about ensure him a job, and the Jays will have to carry at least one of the middle infielders. Millar and Lane should be hoping that the Jays end up trading either Scott Rolen or Lyle Overbay.
Sat, Mar 7, 2009 04:25:00 PM

Jason Lane hit his second homer of the spring Friday as the Jays topped the Tigers 6-4.

It came off Fernando Rodney. Lane doesn't currently project as a member of the Jays' 25-man roster, but the team would probably find room for him if he hits 6-8 homers this spring. It'd certainly help his case if Vernon Wells had to start off on the DL.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 07:10:00 PM

Blue Jays signed outfielder Jason Lane and infielder Brandon Fahey to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Lane logged Triple-A time in the Yankees and Red Sox systems without ever playing in the majors last season. It sounds a lot like Carlos Pena's story, but while Lane has never had that kind of upside, he could help out against left-handers if given the chance. Fahey, a former Oriole, is just Triple-A roster filler.
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 04:02:00 PM

Red Sox signed outfielder Jason Lane to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lane was let go by the Yankees earlier this week after hitting .236/.340/.447 with 16 homers and 51 RBI in 97 games at Triple-A.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 05:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Irving Falu
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chase Headley
2Brooks Conrad
LF1Carlos Quentin
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
3Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Robbie Erlin
6Jesse Hahn
7Odrisamer Despaigne
8Cory Luebke
9Casey Kelly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Blaine Boyer