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For the First Time Since 2011 the Brewers Have a “Real” First Baseman

After the 2013 season, it was obvious that the Brewers were in serious need of help at 1B. During that offseason, the Brewers brought in veterans Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds as insurance in case they decided not to give the starting job to Juan Francisco.  At the time, few fans were enthusiastic about the prospects at 1B heading into 2014, but the Brewers really didn’t have...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Lyle Overbay likely to retire

The Milwaukee Brewers finished the 2014 with a disappointing 82-80 record considering the great start the team had over the first few months of the season. It is uncertain what moves will be made in the off season to improve the team that was 15th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 17th in ERA. One thing is almost certain is that Lyle Overbay wont be back, as he indicated he...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyle Overbay “99.9 percent sure” he will retire

Lyle Overbay is pretty sure he is ready to call it a career. The 37-year-old appeared on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM Radio on Wednesday and said that he was “99.9 percent sure” that his playing days are over. Overbay: I'm 99.9 percent sure that I'm going to call it a career, I'm pretty close to 100 percent that I'm going to retire #Brewers — MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Overbay delivers with walk-off single, Brewers keep pace in playoff race

  Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending RBI single off Jumbo Diaz with one out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds that helped the Brewers keep pace in the National League playoff race. Overbay sent the first pitch from Diaz (0-1) into the gap in left-center. The veteran was mobbed by teammates after lifting the Brewers to their third straight win. Milwaukee...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Key Ingredients: Lyle Overbay at the Bat

One person influential to the Brewers’ strong start was not even alive when the season began. When Eddie Overbay was born on April 17, his father, Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay, was hitting just .100 with a .480 OPS. However, since being reinstated from the paternity list, the elder Overbay has gone on a tear. The 37-year-old Washington native has compiled a six-game hit streak...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyle Overbay Takes Paternity Leave Without Incident (Plus Mostly-Unrelated Thoughts About Watching Childbirth) ☆

Yesterday, Lyle Overbay and his wife welcomed their fifth (!) child into the world.  Overbay took paternity leave, paving the way for Elian Herrera to be called up and enjoy the sights and sounds of Pittsburgh for a few days.  Overbay’s absence from the team has been met with no drama whatsoever as far as I can tell.  Funny, it seems like just a few weeks ago there was a mini...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers place Overbay on paternity list

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed first baseman Lyle Overbay on the paternity list, recalling utility man Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville to fill his roster spot. Overbay's wife, Sarah, is expecting the couple's fifth child in the coming days. According to MLB rules, the 37-year-old can stay on the paternity list for up to three days. The Brewers begin a four-game series in...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers add another 1B option by signing Overbay to minor league deal

The Brewers have signed Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract, making him the latest candidate for the team's first-base job. Milwaukee announced Monday that Overbay has an invitation to big league camp in spring training next month. The left-handed Overbay hit .240 with 14 homers and 59 RBIs in 142 games last year for the Yankees. He returns to Milwaukee, where he played two...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyle Overbay signs minor league deal with Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract. Overbay previously spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons with the Brewers being a productive bat with a .289/.376/.464 line and 35 home runs and 159 RBI. Those days are long gone for Overbay but he could still learn some playing time at first base this season. He has been invited to spring training...
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers sign Lyle Overbay to minor league deal

Continuing to stockpile options at first base, the Milwaukee Brewers have signed veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. Overbay returns to the Brewers where he was the team's starting first baseman in 2004 and 2005. The 36-year-old spent 2013 with the New York Yankees, appearing in 142 games and hitting .240 with...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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