Found March 26, 2013 on
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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 to stem the attrition of age and injuries. He joined the team on the same day the Yankees' trade for outfielder Vernon Wells became official. The Yankees previously signed outfielder Brennan Boesch after the Tigers released him.
Overbay, 36, will give the Yankees another option to fill in for Mark Teixeira at first base. If he's able to play first base, then Kevin Youkilis could (at least temporarily) move to third. Overbay had a .727 OPS with two home runs in 65 games between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves last year.
The Yankees' Opening Day disabled list is expected to include Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Michael Pineda. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes could join them, as well.
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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...
Damn. This guy was really something in 2006! He could be a real find for this wily Yankee ballclub!
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...
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...
Brian Cashman - continuing his progression toward becoming the Yankee Isiah - has signed Lyle Overbay to a three-day "NBA style" contract.As of Day One, he is batting .400, and the team is undefeated and untied.
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...
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...
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
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...
AL BEast Notebook – March 27
The Yankees made two moves this week, trading for Vernon Wells and signing Lyle Overbay to a “minor league contract.” Wells is expected to start the season in left field and Overbay is likely to be the Opening Day first baseman.
These moves practically scream “My name is Brian Cashman, I screwed up and it’s time to panic.”
Cashman and Hal...
What’s Roger Clemens to do on a random Tuesday in March? He paged his bro Toby Keith and hit up a high school basebal…