Sep 4, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay (55) doubles to deep right allowing a runner to score and a man to advance during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Phillies interested in signing Lyle Overbay?


The Philadelphia Phillies have made some unique (read: questionable) decisions this offseason, like the signing of Marlon Byrd and they appear interested in making another. Though thankfully this one isn’t likely to break the bank.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Phillies are interested in signing first baseman Lyle Overbay:

Sources: #Phillies among clubs talking to free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay about a minor-league deal.

The minor league deal would include a Spring Training invite and snag the oddly coveted Overbay off the open market.

The veteran first baseman, who last played for the New York Yankees had a multi-week hot streak from the Bronx Bombers last season, a year in which he clubbed 14 home runs in just 486 plate appearances, though his .240 batting average left plenty to be desired.

Still – equipped with a solid glove, Overbay is good addition to any bench and at a near minimum deal, the Phillies could do much worse if the two sides do indeed come to an agreement.

The Houston Astros are also said to have heavy interest in Overbay.

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