It was a valiant effort by Lyle Overbay but in the end the
Red Sox decided that Daniel Nava and Mike Carp were better suited to backup
Mike Napoli at first base. On Tuesday the 36-year old Overbay was granted
release by the Red Sox according to a league source.
Overbay, if granted his release, will now have the
opportunity to seek other opportunities with teams around the league. One
possible landing spot for the first baseman could be with the rival Yankees. New
York has been decimated by injuries and in need of solid veteran help.
Boston.com pointed out that Ryan Sweeney has an opt out
opportunity on March 28 as well. With the rise of Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. it's becoming apparent that Sweeney is a man without a country. Could the 28-year old be on his way out of Beantown as well?
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