Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 10 months ago

Overbay will likely retire in the offseason, MLB Network Radio reports.

Overbay is a free agent this offseason, and it sounds as though it would take a lot of convincing to keep him from retiring. He spent most of the 2014 season as a bench player at first base and was an occasional spot starter. Overbay posted a .233/.328/.333 batting line with the Brewers this season, collecting four home runs and 35 RBI over 258 at-bats.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 11 months ago

Overbay went 1-for-2 with one RBI against the Reds on Friday night.

Although he doesn't get a ton of opportunities coming off the bench as a pinch hitter, Overbay has turned into a clutch hitter. He knocked in the winning run for the Brewers in the bottom of the ninth inning as he singled to deep left center driving in Logan Schafer from third base.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 12 months ago

Overbay had a pinch-hit bases-clearing double on Friday against the Dodgers as he picked up three RBI on the night.

The 37-year old first baseman doesn't see very many opportunities for the Brewers coming off the bench, but he made the most of this at-bat. Overbay had a resurgent season in 2013, but has only managed to net slightly over 200 at-bats in 2014.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 1 year ago

Lyle Overbay crushed a first-inning grand slam, but it wasn't enough as the Brewers were defeated by the Phillies on Tuesday.

Overbay's salami was his only hit in five at-bats, staking the Brewers to a 5-1 lead at the time. It was his first home run since June 22. The first baseman otherwise hasn't done much at the plate in his limited playing time, slashing .236/.317/.352 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 186 plate appearances.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 1 year ago

Lyle Overbay went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Overbay drove in one of the Brewers' two runs with an RBI double in the fourth inning. The 37-year-old first baseman hasn't done much at the dish for the Brewers overall, slashing a meager .227/.310/.320 despite facing right-handed pitching almost exclusively.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 1 year ago

Brewers activated 1B Lyle Overbay from the paternity leave list.

He was away for a few days while his wife gave birth. Overbay will continue to see regular playing time at first base against right-handers.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 1 year ago

Brewers placed 1B Lyle Overbay on the paternity leave list.

Paternity leave can last between one and three days. Elian Herrera was called up in a corresponding move.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 1 year ago

Lyle Overbay went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday, leaving him 2-for-20 this season.

The Brewers have started giving Mark Reynolds some starts against righties, and it's a trend that should continue with Reynolds off to a nice start. Overbay isn't worth owning in NL-only leagues.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 1 year ago

Lyle Overbay, making his first official appearance for the Brewers since 2005, went 0-for-3 against the Braves on Opening Day.

The Brewers would be foolish to use Overbay and Mark Reynolds in a straight platoon at first base, but that might be the way it plays out initially. Overbay hit .240/.295/.393 with Yankee Stadium helping him last year, and at 37, he's not getting any younger.

Lyle Overbay 1B MIL 1 year ago

Brewers selected the contract of INF Lyle Overbay from Triple-A Nashville.

The 37-year-old slashed just .222/.364/.267 with two RBI and 16 strikeouts in 45 at-bats this spring, but was able to land a spot on the Opening Day roster as a platoon option at first base. He holds no fantasy value outside of NL-only formats.