Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 2/1/13
According to multiple media reports, the Boston Red Sox have signed 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor league deal with an invite for spring training. Overbay will compete for the chance to backup Mike Napoli at first base. He'd also provide the team some insurance should Napoli's hip issues become a problem. He split his time last season between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves where he he hit a combined .259 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 65 games. Overbay's had good success at Fenway Park throughout his career. In 43 games, he's hitting .323 with four home runs and 31 RBIs. This is a good depth signing for GM Ben Cherington. A veteran presence on the bench and more importantly, a lefty bat off that bench should he make the team. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well. photo credit:  getty images
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bill Belichick: Brandon Weeden 'can make all the throws'

Chip Kelly: Eagles coaching staff to blame for slow start

Tom Brady: I don't care about Greg Hardy's personal feelings

Report: Odell Beckham Jr. fined for punching Bills safety

Tannehill admits to beefing with practice squad players

Arian Foster to have increased workload against Colts


Rob Gronkowski will go off if Sean Lee can’t play

Roddy White backs off criticism of role in Falcons offense

David Blatt: Kevin Love to fully practice for first time Saturday

Woodson: Manning interception 'has eluded me for 18 years'

Johnny Manziel's grandfather's lake house burns down

Report: CC Sabathia already at Connecticut rehab facility

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Warriors take next step in effort to build San Francisco arena

Greg Hardy: Ready to come out ‘guns blazing’ post-suspension

Report: CC Sabathia already at Connecticut rehab facility

NHL hockey is back and that’s awesome

Jake Arrieta's sweet ... sinker?

10 matchups to watch during NFL Week 5

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win in WC game

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker