D’Backs Closing In On Deal With Lyle Overbay

10:24pm: No deal is done yet, but the two sides are thought to be discussing a contract worth about $1MM, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

9:20pm: The Diamondbacks didn't get a definitive yes or no from Lyle Overbay on their latest contract offer, but the two sides appear to be working toward completing a deal, reports MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. Overbay and the D'Backs are discussing a one-year contract, and GM Kevin Towers is optimistic about their progress.

"I would say it's progressing well, but it's not done," Towers said. "Everything looks good, although it's not a done deal. I'm cautiously optimistic. We still have some things that we have to work through that we're still working through, but nothing's really changed. My gut is he'll still end up coming here."


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17 Comments on "D’Backs Closing In On Deal With Lyle Overbay"


baseball52
3 years 7 months ago

Lol

jwsox
3 years 7 months ago

why they should trade for konerko…apparently kenny williams is trading away good players for high A ballers now..

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 7 months ago

“Cautiously optimistic” As if he’s courting a high-profile player or even one coveted by multiple teams LOL what a joke

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 7 months ago

“Cautiously optimistic” As if he’s courting a high-profile player or even one coveted by multiple teams LOL what a joke

3 years 7 months ago

Damn everyone hold onto your hats. After the dust settles on an Overbay signing, then we just might see what the first baseman market looks like.

How in the hell do the Diamondbacks not have any decent minor leaguer they could throw on first base instead of wasting money on this scrub.

3 years 7 months ago

he’s being signed as a backup for Goldschmidt

3 years 7 months ago

he’s being signed as a backup for Goldschmidt

jwsox
3 years 7 months ago

thats what im wondering…what happened to goldschmidt

qudjy1
3 years 7 months ago

They are just looking for a veteran lefthanded 1B to spell Goldschmidt from time to time..   This shouldnt be a big deal.

qudjy1
3 years 7 months ago

They are just looking for a veteran lefthanded 1B to spell Goldschmidt from time to time..   This shouldnt be a big deal.

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 7 months ago

hes just going to be the back up and a ph no big as long as its a cheap deal and 1 year who cares.

Fstuffup
3 years 7 months ago

Ex-Jays = hot commodity

Lunchbox45
3 years 7 months ago

ex jays = cheap

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 7 months ago

Guys… There is no “overpay” joke yet. What is going on? (Other than the fact that we don’t know how much he’s getting paid)

bigpat
3 years 7 months ago

D’Backs fans won’t be able to sleep until this deal gets done. Hopefully it’s very soon!!!

joe smith
3 years 7 months ago

Could do worse for $1M…maybe.

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

…and an MLB pension.