Pirates Moving Close To Agreement With Lyle Overbay

11:44am: The Pirates are moving close to an agreement with Overbay, tweets Morosi.

8:37am: The Pirates have been talking with free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  He says it's not clear whether they're making progress on a deal.

The Pirates primarily used Garrett Jones at first base in 2010, but they've expressed a desire to add a right-handed hitting complement.  Overbay doesn't fit that description, though Jones could pair up with Matt Diaz in right field if Ryan Doumit is traded.

Overbay, 34 in January, hit .243/.329/.433 in 607 plate appearances for the Blue Jays this year.


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