Padres sign outfielder turned pitcher Jason Lane


The San Diego Padres have signed former major league outfielder Jason Lane to a minor league deal.  Lane, 36, last appeared in the majors in 2007 and has been trying to make a major league return as a pitcher.

Lane has bounced around between a few minor league organizations as a pitcher since 2010. He has also seen time in the Independent League.

The Padres assigned Lane to Triple-A Tucson.

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