Fort Myers, FL (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox released veteran first
baseman Lyle Overbay on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old signed a minor league contract with Boston prior to the start
of spring training, but managed only nine hits in 41 at-bats over 19 games.
In 2012, Overbay split time between Arizona and Atlanta, combining for a .259
average with two home runs and 10 RBI over 65 games.
Overbay, whose most productive seasons came with the Toronto Blue Jays between
2006-10, holds a lifetime .270 batting average and has amassed 133 home runs
with 581 RBI over the course of his 12-year career.
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