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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Yankees sign Lane

Earlier today, the Post reported that the Yankees were looking at possibly signing outfielder Jason Lane.

Tonight, the Yankees signed Lane to a minor-league contract, according to Brian Cashman on YES (via Peter Abraham).

Though Lane is a career outfielder, the Yankees believe he can play first even though he has only played four career games there.

After hitting 26 home runs in 2005, Lane has struggled over the last two seasons. He hit 15 home runs, but only hit .201 in 2006. He then hit .175 last season in 71 games for the Astros and Padres.

I honestly don't understand this move. Cashman has said that he wasn't looking outside of the organization for first base help, so why would they do this? They already have Jason Giambi, Shelley Duncan and Wilson Betemit.

3 comments:

Mike said...

I would have unloaded Betemit, kept Phillips and passed on this scrub.

Andrea said...

If it's a minor league deal. He might just be to fill up space in AAA or something.

BBF4 said...

I agree with andrea. I really hope this is a minor league contract with Lane in case one of their outfielders gets hurt. It doesn't hurt to have outfield depth.

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