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Lyle Overbay “talking to” Brewers about minor league deal

Jan 28, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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In an effort to add some first base depth following Corey Hart‘s knee surgery the Brewers are “talking to” free agent Lyle Overbay, according to Ken Rosenthal of

Rosenthal reports that Overbay has other teams interested besides the Brewers, but he played in Milwaukee in 2004-2005 and probably won’t find a better opportunity for playing time with Hart expected to miss 3-4 months.

For now Mat Gamel is expected to be the starting first baseman in Hart’s absence, but he’s unproven in the majors and has a lengthy injury history of his own. Overbay hit .259 with a .727 OPS in a part-time role for the Braves and Diamondbacks last season at age 35.

  1. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 28, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    I’ve always like Overbay…must be the name

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jan 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Overbay: “Can I have one?”
    Brewers: “…”

  3. gbpackfan1990 - Jan 28, 2013 at 6:35 PM


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