Astros sign Everett, Lane to one-year contracts

Updated: January 25, 2007, 1:57 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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