Everth Cabrera Reinstated; Jason Lane DFA’d


The San Diego Padres have reinstated shortstop Everth Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list, and to make room on the roster, designated Monday’s starting pitcher Jason Lane for assignment.

Cabrera landed on the DL on July 2nd due to a strained hamstring, and was sporting a .218/256/.290 line before his injury. The Padres lone representative in the 2013 All Star Game Cabrera has struggled since coming off his 50 game PED suspension related to the Biogenesis scandal last season.

In his rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso Cabrera showed signs of what made him an All Star last year batting .350 and stealing a base through seven games. Injuries are never a good thing, but time off to clear his head may have been just what the doctor ordered.

With Cabrera on the roster, San Diego finally has the infield it started out with this season, minus Chase Headley, and this will be a good time for the front office to evaluate who they should build around, and who they should cut ties with.

To make room for Cabrera, the Padres had to cut ties (maybe) with one of the better stories of the 2014 season, Jason Lane. Lane got his first start of his major league career yesterday at age 37, after spending his entire career as an outfielder, and pitched great throwing allowing one run on six hits through six innings but took the loss.

It was a travesty that Lane was not able to pick up the win yesterday, but Padres fans are familiar with watching good pitching going unrewarded thanks to the offense. It’s tough to see a guy like that get called down after such a great career resurrection, but Lane, a longtime veteran understands the business side of the game.

This is not the first time Lane was designated for assignment earlier this year after throwing three and a third scoreless innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 3. The Padres now have 10 days to either trade, release, or put Lane on waivers.

Most likely, the Padres will put Lane on waivers, and hope that he clears like last time, and put him back on their Triple-A roster for depth, if no other team picks him up.