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Overbay clears waivers, now a free agent

Posted on: August 9, 2011 5:58 pm
 
Lyle OverbayBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Anyone want a first baseman with a .649 OPS and eight homers in 103 games? Anyone?

Well, if there is anyone, they're in luck -- Lyle Overbay has cleared waivers.

Signed by the Pirates to a one-year deal for $5 million before the season, Overbay was released past week and has cleared waivers tweets Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, making him a free agent.

Overbay, 34, hit 53 doubles for Milwaukee in 2004 and then put up a .312/.372/.508 slash line in 2006 for Toronto, but found himself out of favor in Toronto last season and had little interest as a free agent last winter when Pittsburgh signed him.

The Pirates released him last week after acquiring Derrek Lee.

It's possible a team with a need for a veteran left-handed bat could pick up Overbay on the cheap, but it appears his career as an everyday first baseman are over. Overbay hit .227/.300/.349 with 37 RBI in 391 plate appearances for PIttsburgh this season.

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Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Overbay clears waivers, now a free agent

Real Classy Guy and solid player. I hope things work out for him with a good situation.



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Overbay clears waivers, now a free agent

Maybe he can finish where he started in AZ.



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