Thursday, January 25, 2007
Astros sign Everett, Lane to one-year contracts
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros signed shortstop Adam Everett
and outfielder Jason Lane to one-year contracts Thursday.
Everett hit .239 with six home runs and a career-high 59 RBIs in
2006. He committed only seven errors, and his .990 fielding
percentage ranks fourth all-time for an NL shortstop in a season.
The 29-year-old Everett is getting a $900,000 raise to $2.8
million plus incentives.
Lane hit .201 with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs last season. He
spent part of the season with Triple-A Round Rock because of his
struggles at the plate.
The 30-year-old Lane, who made $450,000 last season, will get
$1.05 million plus incentives this year.
Lane's 26 homers in 2005 were two shy of Richard Hidalgo's
franchise record for a right fielder set in 2003. The Astros signed
Hidalgo to a minor league contract this month.