Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 3/26/13
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 contract as an Article XX (B) free agent. Because of a rule in the new collective bargaining agreement, the Red Sox had to decide on Tuesday whether to add Overbay to the 25-man roster, pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to start in the minor leagues, or release him. Once the team decided not to put Overbay on the Opening Day roster, he decided that it would be better to pursue other opportunities than to go to the minors with the Red Sox. Overbay, a veteran of twelve major league seasons with the Diamondbacks (2001-03, 2011-12), Brewers (2004-05), Blue Jays (2006-10), Pirates (2011), and Braves (2012), w...
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