Blog Entry

Diamondbacks sign Overbay

Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:25 pm
 
Lyle OverbayBy C. Trent Rosecrans

In your non-Carlos Zambrano news of the day, Lyle Overbay is back where his career started, in Arizona.

The Diamondbacks signed the veteran first baseman and placed Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Saturday. Nady suffered a fractured left hand after being hit by a pitch on Friday.

Overbay, 34, was released by the Pirates last week after a disappointing season in Pittsburgh. Overbay hit .227/.300/.349 with eight home runs in 103 games for Pittsburgh and was expendable when the team acquired Derrek Lee from the Orioles at the trade deadline. Of course, Lee was put on the disabled list on Saturday.

Overbay made his big-league debut in 2001 with Arizona and played 86 games there in 2003 before being traded to Milwaukee as part of a deal for Richie Sexson after the 2003 season. Overbay is a career .270/.354/.439 with 130 home runs in parts of 11 seasons with the Diamondbacks, Brewers, Blue Jays and Pirates.

Also on Saturday, former Diamondback Wily Mo Pena was called up by the Mariners. Pena hit five homers in 17 games for Arizona this season before being released by the team last month. He has four homers in 13 games for the Mariners' Triple-A team in Tacoma.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.
Comments
hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 6:04 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



peulouy
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:42 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Diamondbacks sign Overbay

Because of the in particular inspiring deliver results one could have created for individuals. Folks need to recognize that these four elements will come on the point of someone. You can have produced to my opinion a greater prospect from now on.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Diamondbacks sign Overbay

Oh boy Diamondbacks...You are going to love getting this guy back.  Bad defense, can't hit.  Other than that, what a guy to add to the roster in the midst of a run for a division title...Yikes...



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com