Found March 25, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
With opening day one week away, the Boston Red Sox have important roster decisions to make this week as both veterans Lyle Overbay and Ryan Sweeney could potentially become free agents if not added to the 40-man roster. Both are considered to be long shots to make the roster and if Boston doesn't add Overbay to the 40-man roster by Tuesday, then he can request a release and sign on with another team. In regards to Sweeney, if the Red Sox don't add him to the 40-man roster on Thursday, then he can request his release too. The Red Sox have players that are having better spring at bats than Sweeney and Overbay including Jackie Bradley Jr., Mike Carp and Daniel Nava, who could make the possibly make the opening day roster. Overbay is only hitting .222 in 18 games this spring and is limited in his versatility despite playing some outfield during the spring. Teams that could have interest in Overbay could include the New York Yankees, who have scouted him this spring and have a ne...

Yankees Sign Overbay to a Minor League Deal

From Mark Feinsand:Lyle Overbay walked into the Yankees’ clubhouse late Tuesday afternoon, immediately spotting Vernon Wells, his former teammate with the Blue Jays. The two embraced, both seemingly amazed to be standing together in the Yankees clubhouse after joining the team within a matter of hours of each other. “I would show you around here,” Wells said. “But I...

Lyle Overbay released by Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox released first basemen Lyle Overbay on Tuesday morning. Overbay, 36, had been hoping to win a roster spot with the Red Sox after signing a minor league deal in late January. While Overbay did not make the Red Sox there are other teams that the left handed hitter could sign with before the season starts. The Yankees and Brewers both figure to be interested in Overbay...

Lyle Overbay is the latest Yankee undertaking

Damn. This guy was really something in 2006! He could be a real find for this wily Yankee ballclub!

Lyle Overbay's hitchhiking out of Fort Myers

It's starting to look like Lyle Overbay's days in Fort Myers may be numbered. According to sources Lyle Overbay's agent has been shopping his name around to other MLB teams in hopes of landing him a major league roster spot - you know things aren't looking good when the Yankees don't come calling. Overbay was invited to Red Sox camp as a non-roster player, and...

Yankees sign Lyle Overbay to minor league deal

Lyle Overbay was released by the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday morning, hours later he signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. Overbay, 36, had been trying to win a bench spot with the Red Sox. Had the Red Sox not released him the first basemen could have opted out of his contract or reported to Triple-A to start the season. After Overbay was granted his release he quickly...

Red Sox Release First Baseman Lyle Overbay

The Red Sox’ roster is starting to take shape, and that was helped along by another roster move Tuesday morning. The Sox announced that they have released first baseman Lyle Overbay. The veteran signed a minor league deal during the offseason, and he had the ability to opt of his contract. Boston had a bit of a logjam at first base leading up to the release. The club has Mike Napoli...

Report: Yankees Scouts Have Been Closely Watching Red Sox First Baseman Lyle Overbay

Lyle Overbay has a good chance of making the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster. If he doesn’t and Overbay ends up becoming available, Boston’s most bitter rival could be waiting in the wings to nab the veteran first baseman. Scouts from the Yankees have been watching Overbay closely, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. As Cafardo points out, the Yankees could need a left...

Red Sox release Lyle Overbay

One Red Sox roster battle has reached a resolution, as the club released first baseman Lyle Overbay from his minor league contract today. After signing with the club on February 1st, Overbay spent spring training competing with recent acquisition Mike Carp and converted outfielder Daniel Nava for the backup job at first base, but ultimately fell short due to the restrictions of his...

Yankees sign former Red Sox

Though not quite on the order of Johnny Damon, Roger Clemens or Babe Ruth, another player has made the often irrevocable passage from one archrival to the next. Tuesday morning, Lyle Overbay was released by the Boston Red Sox. Tuesday afternoon, Overbay signed with the New York Yankees. With that, Overbay became the latest veteran the Yankees have acquired this spring in an effort...

Next up, Lyle Overbay? Scott Rolen?

That's what the rumors say. Good grief, this could be the long-awaited, historical reuniting of the famed 2008 Toronto Blue Jays!Shouldn't we be thinking about John McDonald? David Eckstein? Scutero? Thigpen? Mench. (Damn. Why did we ever trade AJ Burnett?)2008 Toronto Blue Jays

Fans vote Vernon Wells signing as worst 2013 omen, even above Youkilis and lack of youth

The people have spoken, and the trade for Vernon Wells is now considered the top Yankee bad omen for 2013. (NOTE: The poll was taken before the signing of Lyle Overbay.) You chose Vernon Wells over "No Youth" by a tight margin, with "Youkilis," "Jeter limping," "Robbie sitting on generous offer," and "tomorrow's injury" coming...
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