Seems like yesterday that Jason Lane was a great AAA hitter at age 23 who was more than ready for the majors, but spent most of his time benched in favor of some veteran. He crashed and burned after the 05 season, was traded offf the team in 07 and spend the next 4 years in the minors.
But he was a lefty pitcher in college – like The Rickey, he bats righty and throws lefty – and has pitched a few innings over the past few year – 20 IP over 12 games with a 4.12 ERA – 7 H, 7 R, 12 K, 2 BB.
The Dbax have signed him to be the lefty version of Brooks Kieschnick and Micah Owings. The boy will be 35 at the start of ST. Man I can’t believe he’s that old. Time flies. Good luck to him – it is not real too often a guy can come back after 4 years in the minors and succeed.
But it is baseball, and youneverknow…