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Jason Lane reinventing himself

Former outfielder hopes to return to major leagues as a relief pitcher

Updated: March 17, 2012, 1:34 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When Jason Lane arrived at the Diamondbacks' training camp this spring, some former opponents and teammates wondered why the ex-Astros outfielder was walking out to the field to work with the pitchers.

It was a good question, considering Lane had played his entire major leaguer career in the outfield and hit 26 home runs in Houston's 2005 World Series season. The answer was simple. After spending the past four seasons in the minors, the 35-year-old Lane is attempting ...

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