Lyle Overbay Signs with Diamondbacks

After finding out that Xavier Nady was dealing with a fractured hand, the Diamondbacks signed veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay.

Overbay returns to the team that drafted him and with which he made his Major League debut.

The 34 year old agreed to a one year deal with the Pirates this offseason, but was released by the club after only managing a line of .227/.300/.349.

After returning to his home near Seattle, Overbay had been spending time with family while trying to remain in baseball shape.  He was apparently washing his car when he got the call from the Diamondbacks.

“It feels good,” said Overbay. “I’m excited, I couldn’t be in a better position, right now, coming into a playoff atmosphere. And I just want to enjoy the ride.”

While Arizona currently has top prospect Paul Goldschmidt manning first base, they like the left handed bat that Overbay provides.  During his career, Overbay’s a .274 hitter against right handed pitching with an OPS of .822.

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