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  1. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 25, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    The fella with the beard? The one who pitches for Los Angeles? Yeah, he’s pretty good.

  2. Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay pitched last night

    May 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Lyle Overbay Brewers

    Veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay made the first pitching appearance of his career last night at age 37, retiring the only batter he faced to get the Brewers out of the eighth inning in a blowout loss to the Braves.

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter Robinson Cano

    The Yankees Bleacher Creatures chanted “You sold out!” at Robinson Cano. The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.

  4. Blue Jays sign Juan Francisco to minor league deal

    Apr 1, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Hector Gomez of sports radio program ZDeportes in the Dominican Republic reports that the Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent corner infielder Juan Francisco.

  5. Brewers call on Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay to handle first base; Juan Francisco the odd man out

    Mar 23, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    Juan Francisco

    Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers have decided to use Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay at first base, leaving Juan Francisco on the outside looking in. Francisco, who hit 18 home runs with a .719 OPS in 385 plate appearances last season, was beat out by two non-roster invitees. It…

  6. 2014 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Milwaukee Brewers. The Big Question: Can they bounce back? The Brewers won only 74 games in 2013 after averaging…

  7. The Brewers sign Lyle Overbay

    Jan 20, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Brewers didn’t want to trade quality for Ike Davis, so they’ve signed a guy for next to nothing who, in reality, was more useful than Ike Davis last year: The #Brewers have signed 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League camp. — Mike Vassallo (@MikeVassallo13) January 20, 2014…

  8. Phillies among teams talking to Lyle Overbay about a minor league deal

    Jan 16, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    We heard a few weeks ago that Lyle Overbay wasn’t drawing much interest on the free agent market, but he is finally getting some calls with spring training right around the corner. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are among the teams who are talking to Overbay about a minor league deal. The…

  9. Lyle Overbay’s phone hasn’t been buzzing much this winter

    Dec 22, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    In today’s column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo reports that free agent first baseman/DH Lyle Overbay hasn’t drawn much interest thus far in the off-season. Overbay turns 37 years old next month and has posted a below-average adjusted OPS in each of the past three seasons (88, 95, 87; 100 is average) but he…

  10. Delmon Young working out at first base to pad resume

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    You’re never too old to start learning how to play first base. Delmon Young, shockingly only 28 years old, has never played a single inning at first base in his entire professional baseball career, but he has been working out at the position lately in order to make himself more attractive as a free agent,…

  11. Rays would like to bring James Loney back if he lowers his price

    Dec 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    James Loney

    First baseman James Loney had a career rebirth of sorts in 2013 with the Rays and the team would like to bring him back, but not at his current asking price, reports Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Loney is currently seeking a three-year, $27 million deal. If the Rays have to search for…

  12. Yankees eliminated with Indians’ victory

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    Yankees' Ryan, Cano and Reynolds wait for new pitcher after the Rays scored four runs in MLB game in New York

    It’s official: the Yankees’ season is over after 162 games for just the second time in the wild card era. The Bombers were eliminated from contention when the Indians topped the White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday evening. Just a few minutes later, they wrapped up an 8-3 loss to the Rays, leaving them with an…

  13. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 1: Three bombs for Juan Uribe and four driven in. What a season for the guy who, in his first two years in Dodger blue, looked lost and, frankly, over. This year he’s hitting .279/.334/.476, is playing excellent defense at third and who has been, by all accounts, a great guy in…

  14. Alex Rodriguez scratched from lineup with flu-like symptoms

    Aug 31, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Alex Rodriguez was scratched from today’s lineup against the Orioles due to flu-like symptoms. In his absence, Mark Reynolds will slot in at third base while Lyle Overbay will play first base. Rodriguez is hitting .333 (7-for-21) with two home runs and four RBI during his current…

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Angels 13, Cubs 2: It’s almost as if Josh Hamilton hadn’t totally forgotten how to play baseball or something. Go figure. Two homers and five RBI in this romp. One of his homers was back-to-back with a Pujols home run. First time that’s happened this year. Nationals 5, Phillies 1: The Nats hit four homers…

  16. Yankees claim 1B Travis Ishikawa from Orioles

    Jul 7, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Yankees have claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Orioles. Kevin Youkilis (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move to clear a 40-man roster spot. Ishikawa will meet up with the Yankees on Monday in New York and could see…

  17. More wrist problems send Mark Teixeira back to disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    General manager Brian Cashman hinted pretty strongly yesterday that Mark Teixeira was headed back to the disabled list and sure enough the Yankees are making the move, shutting down the first baseman again with more wrist problems. Teixeira managed to play just 15 games between DL stints, hitting .151 with a .609 OPS after missing…

  18. Russell Martin is starting in right field for the Pirates

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Not to be outdone by the Yankees using career-long first baseman Lyle Overbay in right field, the Pirates have catcher Russell Martin in right field tonight against the Braves. In fairness Martin isn’t a typical catcher in that he’s a good athlete with some speed who’s played 18 games at third base in the majors.…

  19. Lyle Overbay is starting in right field for the Yankees

    Jun 3, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Lyle Overbay

    Lyle Overbay is 36 years old and has played 1,375 games in the big leagues spread over 13 seasons for six different teams. He’s never played a position other than first base or designated hitter. Until tonight, because Overbay is starting in right field for the Yankees. Overbay did a decent job filling in for…

  20. Mark Teixeira planning to rejoin the Yankees next week

    May 24, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Mark Teixeira laid out his rehab schedule for Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, saying the current plan calls for him to play four games in the minors next week and then come off the disabled list to rejoin the Yankees by the end of the week. It’s worth noting that Teixeira has repeatedly laid…

  21. Mark Teixeira could begin rehab assignment Tuesday

    May 23, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    After testing his right wrist in simulated games this week, Mark Teixeira is almost ready to take the next step. According to Erik Boland of New York Daily News, Teixeira could begin a minor league rehab assignment next Tuesday with Double-A Trenton. The veteran first baseman said last week that he expected to be back…

  22. Yankees School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    May 14, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Every now and again — well, let’s face it, pretty much every day now — I get another email telling me that Vernon Wells — Vernon Bleepin’ Wells — just got another two hits with another homer with another three RBIs and so on. The emails are from Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation executive producer,…

  23. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 14, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Braves Diamondbacks Baseball

    Braves 10, Diamondbacks 1: Justin Upton went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI. Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI. Martin Prado had a couple of hits and I suppose he was gritty. Gonna say that the first visit to Arizona for the Braves post-trade falls to…

  24. Mark Teixeira could be out until early June

    Apr 30, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    mark teixeira getty

    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had been aiming to make his season debut on May 1 but acknowledged last week that his strained wrist was not far along enough to allow him to meet that goal. Teixeira is currently limited to dry swings and the Yankees are not sure when he might be ready to…

  25. R.A. Dickey says the Yankees were stalling yesterday

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey looks towards the New York Yankees dugout after Yankees Lyle Overbay hit a go ahead two-run home run during the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Yesterday R.A. Dickey gave up a homer to Lyle Overbay in the seventh inning. The next batter, Eduardo Nunez, came up to bat, but before he did he called time, had the trainer come out and help him get something out of his eye.  At least that’s what appeared to happen. Dickey says it was…

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