San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have activated shortstop Everth Cabrera from the 15-day DL, after being out the past month with a left hamstring strain.
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With Cabrera’s return the Padres have back almost their entire Opening Day infield. Yonder Alonso was out the past month with wrist tendinitis and Jedd Gyorko was out for the past couple months with with plantar fasciitis. The only missing member is former 3rd baseman Chase Headley who was traded to the Yankees last week.
Cabrera has been unable to repeat his all-star performance from last season, batting only .218 with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 80 games for the Padres this season. Cabrera did hit well though this past week batting .350 in his rehab assignment, hopefully its a step towards returning to his all-star form.
In correspondence the Padres have designated for assignment former major league outfielder turned pitcher Jason Lane to make room for Cabrera.
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Lane made his first Major League pitching start on Monday against the Atlanta Braves and allowed only one run on six hits and two strikeouts in six innings of work. Jason Lane became the oldest starting pitcher in Padres franchise history to make his major league debut. The last 37-year-old Padres pitcher to allow one run in 6 innings of work was Hall Of Famer Greg Maddux in 2008.
The Padres recalled Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso today for a spot start in place of the injured Ian Kennedy. Lane made his major league debut on the mound for the Padres earlier this season and was solid in his two relief appearances against the Pirates. Lane allowed one hit in 4.1 scoreless innings of work. Jason Lane is (6-8) with a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A El Paso this season.
Jason Lane will now go through waivers and if he goes unclaimed, he could return to Triple-A El Paso or become a Minor League free agent. As much as I’ve enjoyed Jason Lane’s story with the Padres, I hope he gets claimed by another team and is able to get the opportunity to make more starts in the Major Leagues.