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Released by Red Sox, Lyle Overbay signs with Yankees

Mar 26, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

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UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take very long. Erik Boland of New York Newsday reports that Overbay has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees just hours after being dropped by the Red Sox.


Boston has released Lyle Overbay, who signed a minor-league deal in January when the Red Sox were looking for depth at first base with Mike Napoli‘s health status uncertain.

Overbay is no longer a starting-caliber player at age 36 and has hit just .239 with 11 homers and a .683 OPS in 571 plate appearances as a part-timer during the past two seasons.

He could still have some value as a left-handed bench bat, but that role is a lot more prevalent in the National League.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Do you like palm trees and hot Latinas with tight tushies and short skirts, Lyle? If you think they’re worth jumping for more than a bunch of grapes inexplicably hanging from a tree, then boy, has Scrooge McLoria got a minor league contract for you!

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      Go for it Lyle!

    • sabatimus - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      There’s a catch. You have to work with HIM.

      This, this BISCUITHEAD?!

    • bigharold - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      “Do you like palm trees and hot Latinas with tight tushies and short skirts, ”

      I don’t know about Lyle but sign Me up!! Don’t tell my wife though.

  2. turdfurgerson68 - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Just make sure to set your phone to ring Lyle…your agent will be calling very soon to say that the Yankees are interested in you.

    • Old Gator - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      A bidding war between the Borg and the Feesh! Fetch me some popcorn, Dingo!

    • buggieowens - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      Outstanding Turd! Could you pick some lotto numbers for me?

  3. turdfurgerson68 - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    It’s like going to a clown tag team match…

    In this corner, clown team #1 : Jeffrey Loria and David Sampson!

    and in this corner, clown team #2 : The Steinbrenner Boys!

    Winner gets, as their prize..Lyle Overbay AND last place in their division! (Vernon Wells no longer available as a prize)

  4. paint771 - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Hey, you guys want Adam Lind too?

    — Sincerely, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays.

  5. historiophiliac - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Bring out yer dead!

  6. chacochicken - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    This henceforth is the Weekend at Bernie’s season for the Yankees. The New York Necromancers animating the dead.

  7. pisano - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    This is getting ridiculous.

  8. rbj1 - Mar 26, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Cashman misheard Hank & Hal. They said not to overpay for Vernon Wells, he heard “get Overbay.”

  9. proudlycanadian - Mar 26, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    If the new baseball inefficiency is “former’ Blue Jays, both the Yankees and The Rays are doomed!

  10. 18thstreet - Mar 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM


  11. sabatimus - Mar 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I called it.

  12. multiplemiggs - Mar 26, 2013 at 8:48 PM


  13. lazlosother - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM


  14. theskinsman - Mar 27, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    The Yanks had to get younger somehow…

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