Aug 9, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay (55) singles to left during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Milwaukee Brewers sign Lyle Overbay

The Milwaukee Brewers have tried time and time again to secure themselves a first baseman this offseason.

They first looked internally but found no options. They they hit the trade market. Again, options were limited. Then came the free agent pool which was filled with overpriced talent. Back to the trade market they went where they were shot down by multiple teams, including the Texas Rangers who would reportedly not part with Mitch Moreland.

That left the Brewers with limited options – one of which was Lyle Overbay who the team signed to a minor league deal this afternoon.

The #Brewers have signed 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League camp.

Overbay most recently played with the New York Yankees though seemingly struggled outside of a multi-week hot streak where he was unable to be retired.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with bringing in Overbay if the Brewers were looking for a bench bat, but as a starter? One has to think they could do better.

This will be Overbay’s second stint in Milwaukee where he played in parts of the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

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