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The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with first baseman Lyle Overbay on a one-year contract.
Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers announced the deal Friday but didn't disclose any financial details.
The 34-year-old Overbay hit .286 with one home run, four doubles and 10 RBI in 18 games after signing with Arizona as a free agent on Aug. 13. He was released by Pittsburgh earlier last season.
Overbay was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 18th round of the 1999 draft and played for Arizona in parts of the 2001-03 seasons. He also has played for Milwaukee and Toronto over his 11-year career.
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Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Lyle Overbay agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal to remain in the desert.
Overbay, who will turn 35 next month, batted .286 with one homer and 10 RBIs in 18 games with the Diamondbacks last season.
The veteran will serve as a backup to Paul Goldschmidt, who had a promising start to his major league career.
The 24-year-old Goldschmidt belted...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks made some headway at the winter meetings while laying the groundwork for more.
Lyle Overbay will be back. Joe Saunders most likely will not.
And Kevin Towers, as always, showed a willingness to embrace the art of the deal, even though the Diamondbacks were unable to find a fit at the winter meetings that ended with the selection of Class A right-hander...
Arizona general manager Kevin Towers said prior to this week's Major League Baseball winter meetings that the Diamondbacks had no untouchables, and he's a man of his word.
On Friday, the Diamondbacks traded a prized arm in their minor league system, right-hander Jarrod Parker, to the Oakland Athletics as part of a package that fills two areas of concern. Trevor Cahill, an...
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with first baseman Lyle Overbay on a one-year contract.
The Red Sox haven't yet added the starting pitching help they seek. But they've checked in on some hurlers, including the Arizona Diamondbacks' Joe Saunders. The Sox are one of a few teams interested in the left-hander, according to the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro. Saunders is coming off a season in which he went 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA. He is 69-52 with a 4.16...
The Arizona Diamondbacks could trade Joe Saunders, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. He's being told that Saunders' chances of sticking around may not be good in the aftermath of the Trevor Cahill acquisition.
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In an effort to make another run in 2012, the Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for top pitching prospect Jarrod Parker. The D’Backs will also be receiving Craig Breslow, with Collin Cowgill and Ryan Cook making their way to the Bay Area.
Cahill will be joining Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson, and Josh Collmenter in a young...
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson is staying put.
Johnson, 29, has accepted the team's arbitration offer on a one-year deal.
Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August, Johnson belted 21 homers and had 58 RBIs in 2011.
He fared well in Toronto, batting .270 with three homers and nine RBIs in 33 games. In his first 114 contests in Arizona last season, Johnson batted .209.
The big news of day five of the major league baseball winter meetings was a trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics with the Diamondbacks acquiring starting pitcher Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow and Oakland picking up starting pitcher Jarrod Parker, outfielder Collin Cowgill and relief pitcher Ryan Cook.
Parker has been the D-Backs number one prospect for...
The NL West champion Arizona Diamondbacks have added another front-line starter and boosted their bullpen, acquiring pitchers Trevor Cahill, Craig Breslow and cash from the Oakland Athletics. The A's received minor league starter Jarrod Parker, outfielder Collin Cowgill and reliever Ryan Cook in Friday's trade.