The Pirates will designate first baseman Lyle Overbay for assignment, reports Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Pirates have since confirmed the move. Overbay homered yesterday, but it wasn't enough to save his job with the team acquiring Derrek Lee.
Overbay, 34, has a .227/.300/.349 line in 391 plate appearances this year. He signed a $5MM deal in December, which seemed a bit high at the time.