Diamondbacks Sign Lyle Overbay

The Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with first baseman Lyle Overbay on a one-year deal worth $1MM, the team has announced.  Overbay is represented by Octagon.

Overbay began last year in Pittsburgh on a one-year deal worth $5MM, but was released after batting just .227/.300/.349. He latched on with the Diamondbacks down the stretch and hit a solid .286/.388/.452 in 49 plate appearances.

Jon Heyman of the MLB Network was the first to announce the two sides had agreed to terms.  Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona first reported that the D'Backs had made an offer, while MLB.com's Steve Gilbert added that the two sides were nearing a deal.


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11 Comments on "Diamondbacks Sign Lyle Overbay"


grownice
3 years 8 months ago

Man Overbay sure has fallen.

Kevin Clements
3 years 8 months ago

yeah, wow

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

He has fallen overboard

3 years 8 months ago

Man Overbay sure has fallen into the Playoffs..

Kevin Clements
3 years 8 months ago

yeah wow, really fallen far

3 years 8 months ago

and the blue jays infield is reunited again

RadioGuy
3 years 8 months ago

He’s not being brought back to the D-Backs as a starter…he’ll be a backup to Goldschmidt at first and do some pinch-hitting.  Almost as important is that Lyle is great to have in the clubhouse, and you can’t have too many of those guys on a roster.

Jose_Bautista
3 years 8 months ago

Jays infield re union continues.

BrandonDbacks
3 years 8 months ago

He is a nice backup 1B behind Goldschmidt and could be a useful pinch hitter. I like it, only $1Mil.

3 years 8 months ago

The guy who bridged the gap between Sexson and Fielder for the Brewers.  Good guy – okay player.

3 years 8 months ago

Yes, kind of a Steve DeBerg type.

Dude kept losing his job to superstars.