Padres Designate Jason Lane For Assignment

The Padres have designated Jason Lane for assignment, reports Corey Brock of MLB.com (via Twitter). Taking his active roster spot will be shortstop Everth Cabrera, who has been activated from the DL.

San Diego will hope to get Lane through waivers and back to Triple-A, says Brock, as they have done previously. Lane just made his first MLB start at age 37, tossing a six-inning, six-hit, one-run gem against the Braves. Though he was also successful in two prior relief appearances, the converted outfielder will apparently have to wait in El Paso for his next opportunity.


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20 Comments on "Padres Designate Jason Lane For Assignment"


Eric
1 year 1 month ago

Maybe he could convert to an outfielder to make his way back to the majors.

Jeff Trotter
1 year 1 month ago

So his one start was just a favor or something? Seems like he threw well enough to earn another go.

asovermann
1 year 1 month ago

I would’ve thought he pitched well enough to stick around for another start at least…it is the Padres.

jimbo jones
1 year 1 month ago

Even though he was only called up for one start it was a classy move by the Padres to do that. The benefits and salary he receives now is much better (not that it was bad) then it was when he was in the minors. Obviously, the chance to allow him to complete his comeback was awesome as well.

briankoke
1 year 1 month ago

That negative connotation doesn’t really apply to the Padres pitching staff. Their pitching is among the best in baseball.

asovermann
1 year 1 month ago

With so many of their starters on the DL and Eric Stults pitching awful I found it hard to believe they would kick to the curb a guy who just pitched well for them. I understand he has no upside, but I felt he was worth looking at for at least another start.

asovermann
1 year 1 month ago

With so many of their starters on the DL and Eric Stults pitching awful I found it hard to believe they would kick to the curb a guy who just pitched well for them. I understand he has no upside, but I felt he was worth looking at for at least another start.

Joe
1 year 1 month ago

A team that is starved for starting pitching help might claim him. The Yankees maybe?

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 1 month ago

Believe it or not, pitching isn’t the biggest problem for the Yankees, it’s the offense. Their starting pitching has been more than good enough to win lately, they just need run support to go with it.

Bertin Lefkovic
1 year 1 month ago

The Yankees should grab this guy. He could platoon in RF with Ichiro and also come in to pitch against left-handed hitters without having to be replaced in the same way that the 1986 Mets occasionally sent Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco out to LF so that they could go back and forth between the mound and the outfield depending on whether a lefty or a righty was at bat. That would be right up Girardi’s alley. What would the Yankees have to give the Padres to get him? Cash? A low-level prospect?

Joe
1 year 1 month ago

Cash, no way this guys costs a prospect.

Kennon Riley
1 year 1 month ago

Albuquerque is the AAA affiliate of the Dodgers. El Paso is the Padres’ AAA team.

alexamato
1 year 1 month ago

wouldn’t be surprised if Lane gets claimed by another team who needs pitching

VivaJackMurphy
1 year 1 month ago

Why isn’t he replacing Stults?

briankoke
1 year 1 month ago

Lane deserves a spot in the rotation more than Stults.

connfyoozed .
1 year 1 month ago

I would have loved to have seen Jeff Francoeur come on in relief of Lane. Better yet, Francouer should have started in LF, and then for the 7th inning they could have switched positions.

Pei Kang
1 year 1 month ago

hope he gets more than this one chance, I watched Lane pitch and he seemed fine. Can’t be worse than a lot of other guys who have jobs in every rotation…

i'm me ..
1 year 1 month ago

Lane comes up and throws in a RP appearance to be Designated for assignment. Clears waivers then comes up in a spot start and looks good to be Designated for assignment once again…i hope he does not clear waivers and gets a shot to play for a team that appreciates his bulldog playing style. – stay classy San Diego.