The Blue Jays are considering many deals, but as of 10am CST, they have not approached Lyle Overbay about any trades. The first baseman points out that the Brett Wallace trade changed the landscape for the Jays, but realizes he’s not the hottest commodity at this year’s deadline.
“The market for a first baseman hitting .250 is not out there,” Overbay told MLBTR. “It just seems like the teams that need them haven’t really done anything or they’ve gone a different way."
The 34-year-old is hitting .251/.326/.421 with 12 homers this season and has a no-trade clause, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. It seemed likely that Wallace would play first for Toronto in 2011. With the prospect now in the Astros organization, Overbay won’t rule out a return to the Blue Jays.
“That’s something I’m open to,” Overbay said. “I’m open to anything. Being a free agent is for me and my family so I can make the decision according to that.”
But that decision is months away. For now, Overbay is looking ahead to game time.
“After the game starts you don’t really think about [trades] unless you get a guy coming in for you for pinch running like Austin Kearns,” he said.