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LEADING OFF: Converted outfielder Jason Lane to pitch

A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Wednesday: --- CONVERTED OUTFIELDER Former outfielder Jason Lane gets the starting nod for the Padres against the Dodgers. The 38-year-old lefty is pitching in place of right-hander Ian Kennedy, who will throw in a minor league game to avoid facing a division rival. V-MART SWINGS Detroit's Victor Martinez...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Triple Play: Jacob deGrom, Dan Uggla, Jason Lane

Welcome to the Triple Play. In this week’s edition, we look at a new contender for NL Rookie of the Year, a leading contender for Stiff of the Year and more, including the latest bit of gritty idiocy from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let’s dive in: Who’s Hot? Jacob deGrom, New York Mets In what may be the only time a Mets player makes an appearance on the Who’s Hot...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Outfielder Jason Lane Makes MLB Pitching Debut At 37 Years Old

Former outfielder Jason Lane is back in Major League Baseball — but this time as a pitcher. After making two relief appearances for the San Diego Padres in June, Lane got his first major-league start Monday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. Lane, who was called up to fill-in for the injured Ian Kennedy earlier in the day, became the ninth oldest pitcher in MLB history to make...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Outfielder Jason Lane to Make Starting Pitching Debut on Monday

If the name Jason Lane rings a bell, that’s because it probably should. The former Houston Astros outfielder will make his first MLB start as a pitcher for the San Diego Padres on Monday. Lane will take the bump against the Miami Marlins more than 10 years removed from hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the 2004 NL Division Series.  After getting off to a...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Where have you gone, Jason Lane?

Silver linings being increasingly difficult to come by amid shutouts, strikeouts and more shutouts in a Padres season getting away, we come today with one plaintive question. Where have you gone, Jason Lane? Oh, baby, do we ever turn our lonely eyes to you. Wooo-wooo-wooo. "Wasn't that great?" Padres manager Bud Black said after Lane's debut on the mound last week. Heck yes. "Awesome...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres: Jason Lane sent outright to Triple-A El Paso

Jason Lane wills stay in the San Diego Padres organization accepting an assignment to Triple-A El Paso. Lane, 37, will stick around as bullpen depth for the Padres. He was designated for assignment a few days ago to make room for Andrew Cashner on the Padres active roster. In two appearances spanning 4 1/3 innings Lane struck out four batters while allowing just one hit. The former...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-28-14

It was a night of close games for the Padres farm. The Chihuahuas lost 2-1 over 13 innings, while the Missions and the Storm both won by less than 3 runs.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Yeison Asencio Pitching Prospect of the Day: Jason Lane   El Paso Chihuahuas 1, Fresno Grizzlies 2 Rico Noel – CF: 0-6, 3K Travis Buck – LF: 1-3, HR(1), RBI, 2BB, K, Run scored Jeff Francoeur...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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