by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay hit his seventh home run of the year Monday against the Orioles.
Overbay also added a single later in the game. He finished the day 2 for 5. Overbay is hitting .264/.301/.493 in 144 at-bats. He'll face Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez Tuesday.
Lyle Overbay records four hits, five RBI in win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay enjoyed a big night at the plate as he drove in five runs during Friday's 11-6 victory over the Royals.
Overbay took starter Wade Davis deep in the second inning for a two-run home run. He doubled in a run in the fourth and sixth innings and slapped an RBI single in the ninth inning to finish with a career-high four hits.
Overbay went 4 for 5 with two runs scored. He is hitting .264/.302/.509 with six homers and 20 RBI in 110 at-bats.
Lyle Overbay not fretting about future
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay understands he is probably on borrowed time with the team. With regular first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) planning a return by the end of May, Overbay will likely be squeezed from playing time and could even be pinched from the roster.
However, that uncertainty hasn't affected his production recently as he's hit safely in seven of his past eight games, recording three homers and seven RBI in that span. He had just two home runs total in 116 at-bats between Arizona and Atlanta last year.
"I think about it a little bit," Overbay told the New York Post. "I know the situation. I'm just enjoying my time while I'm here and when he comes back, hopefully we can coexist. It'll work itself out."
Lyle Overbay homers again
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay had another strong offensive performance on Saturday during a home win over the A's. Overbay went 2 for 3 and is batting .253.
The veteran first baseman took starter Bartolo Colon deep for his fifth homer of the season in the fifth inning. It was a solo shot. Overbay added a double and has 13 RBI.
The 36-year-old Overbay has hit in six of his last seven games with two doubles, three homers and five RBI over that span.
Lyle Overbay goes deep for Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay homered Tuesday night in the 7-4 win over Houston. He has four homers for New York.
Overbay hit a solo homer off Brad Peacock in the eighth inning and was 1 for 4. He has homers in two of his last three games. He has hit in four straight and is 5 for 15 over that stretch with a triple, three runs scored and four RBI.
Lyle Overbay the difference maker
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay was given a start over Kevin Youkilis, who continues to deal with a back issue, on Sunday against the Blue Jays. It certainly paid off.
Overbay homered in the seventh inning off starter R.A. Dickey. His two-run blast, the third HR of his season, gave the Yankees the lead for good at 3-2. Overbay finished the game 2 for 3 and is batting .240 for the Yankees.
Overbay has gone 3 for 7 in his last two games with a triple, HR and three RBI.
Lyle Overbay produces another run
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay walked home a run for an RBI in the fifth inning Sunday during a loss at Toronto.
Batting fifth, Overbay went 1 for 3 in the game with the walk and RBI. His lone hit was a single and the RBI gives him eight on the year. Overbay is batting .273.
The 36-year-old veteran has hit in three straight games and eight of his last nine.
Lyle Overbay hits first HR in pinstripes
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay swatted his first home run in pinstripes Tuesday during a 14-1 rout in Cleveland. Overbay went yard in the eighth inning off Brett Myers for a solo shot.
Overbay had a solid hitting game all around as he finished 3 for 5 with a double and three runs scored. The three-hit performance raised his batting average to .250. Overbay, who was 0 for 8 in his previous two games, has five RBI for New York.
Lyle Overbay records first hit with Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay got his first start Wednesday against the Red Sox in a game Boston won 7-4. Batting seventh, Overbay went 1 for 4 and grounded into a double play. He's 1 for 6 after two games to start the year at .167.
Lyle Overbay to make first Yankees start Wednesday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay will make his first start of the season Wednesday against Boston.
Overbay will bat seventh against Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox, behind Vernon Wells and in front of Eduardo Nunez. Expect Overbay to be the Yankees' primary first baseman against right-handed pitching until Mark Teixeira gets healthy.
Lyle Overbay makes first appearance off bench
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013)Lyle Overbay came off the bench in his New York debut during Monday's season opener vs. Boston. Overbay pinch hit for third baseman Jayson Nix in the sixth inning and stayed in the game to play first base. He was 0 for 2.
Lyle Overbay to make opening day roster
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman officially informed first baseman Lyle Overbay that he has made the team's opening day roster, reports ESPN.
Overbay is hitting .226/.311/.340 in 53 at-bats this spring. He has the inside track to start at first base in Mark Teixeira's absence.
Lyle Overbay has 'inside track'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Although Juan Rivera said Thursday he was told Lyle Overbay would be the Yankees' first baseman in Mark Teixeira's absence, general manager Brian Cashman said Overbay has not officially made the roster, but he has the inside track, according to ESPN.
Yankees finalizing roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) The Yankees released Juan Rivera Thursday. Rivera met with reporters after being released and said he was told Lyle Overbay will play first base in Mark Teixeira's absence and Ben Francisco earned the spot on the roster as the fourth outfielder.
Lyle Overbay gets two hits in second game with Yankees
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) The Yankees are giving Lyle Overbay a three-day audition before he can opt out of his minor-league deal Friday, and he made the most of it Wednesday against the Orioles, collecting two singles in five at bats while playing first base the entire game.
"Try to watch his swings and make the best judgment you can in three or four days," manager Joe Girardi told the Journal News before the game. "That’s what you have to do, and see from an ability standpoint if he can help you offensively as well. … He does have a good glove, and he’s had a good glove over the years. He can save some stuff for you, there’s no doubt about it."
Overbay is in the mix to fill in for Mark Teixeira early this season.
Lyle Overbay can opt out of contract Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay can opt out of his minor-league deal with the Yankees Friday, giving the Yankees just a few days to evaluate the recently-signed player as a replacement for the injured Mark Teixeira.
"He got released, so I just gave him, basically, a three-day contract," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told MLB.com. "'Come on over, we'll take a quick peek.' Our scouts have watched some of the stuff he's been doing while he was with the Red Sox, so he'll get a three-day, NBA-style contract on the minor-league side."
Overbay was a defensive replacement in Tuesday's game, going 0-for-1 at the plate.
Source: Yankees sign first baseman Lyle Overbay
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) The Yankees have reportedly signed recently released first baseman Lyle Overbay Tuesday, reports Newsday. Overbay is expected to report to Yankees camp shortly. He should compete for at-bats at first base with Mark Teixeira injured and Dan Johnson looking like the everyday option. The Red Sox released Overbay earlier Tuesday.
Red Sox release Lyle Overbay
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) The Boston Red Sox released first baseman Lyle Overbay Tuesday, reports WEEI.com. Overbay, 36, hit .220 this spring with seven RBI over 41 at-bats. Overbay has garnered some interest from other teams, including the Yankees, and could land a role elsewhere.
Yankees scouting Lyle Overbay
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) The Boston Globe reports Sunday that the Yankees have expressed interest in Boston first baseman Lyle Overbay. The Red Sox will have until Tuesday to decide if he will break camp with the big-league team.
Overbay is hitting .222 with seven RBI in 38 at-bats this spring.
Red Sox decision on Lyle Overbay coming Tuesday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The Red Sox must decide by Tuesday if Lyle Overbay will break camp with the major league squad. Overbay has an opt-out clause he can exercise Tuesday and is "on the bubble" for a roster spot now, according to Ian Browne of MLB.com.
Overbay is hitting a tepid .242/.350/.394 in spring with three extra-base hits but zero home runs. He is competing against outfielder Daniel Nava and first baseman Mike Carp for a final spot.
Likely, the decision will depend on how much the Red Sox feel they need another outfielder on the bench; "Ultimately how that group on our bench complements one another is where things will settle," manager John Farrell said.
Red Sox pick up Overbay
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/31/2013) The Red Sox signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league deal Thursday, according to the Boston Herald. Overbay can opt out of the deal if he does not make the major league roster coming out of spring training. Last season, Overbay hit .259 in 65 games with the Diamondbacks and Braves.
Overbay, Brewers to reunite?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/28/2013) FOX Sports reports the Brewers are talking with free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay about a minor-league deal. Overbay, who played for Arizona and Atlanta in 2012, played for Milwaukee from 2004-05.