Lyle Overbay Clears Waivers

Lyle Overbay cleared waivers, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The first baseman has about $2MM remaining on his contract and can veto any trade according to a July report from Morosi

The Blue Jays didn't approach Overbay about deals in July, but that could change this month. Injuries to Carlos Pena and Kevin Youkilis could mean the Rays and/or Red Sox have interest. The Rays could get Pena back soon and the Red Sox have another former Blue Jays first baseman – Carlos Delgado – in the minors, but Overbay could be a consideration for both clubs.

The 33-year-old has hit .250/.329/.422 for the season with 13 homers. He isn't projected to qualify as a Type A or B free agent after the season, so draft pick compensation wouldn't be a factor for the Blue Jays in any trade.

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