Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:06:41 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 1Bs Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds will likely platoon at first base to start the year, as the team elected to go with veterans at the position over 1B Juan Francisco. Overbay had three hits Sunday, March 23, but he was hitting just .114 this spring before the game.
Fantasy Tip: A platoon here basically wipes out any small value either player would have on his own. Reynolds is probably slightly more valuable because of his power potential, but he won't be seeing as many at-bats if it's a straight righty-lefty platoon.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:07:02 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have informed 1B Lyle Overbay and 1B Mark Reynolds that they have made the opening day roster.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:55:05 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers may be in the process of parting with 1B Juan Francisco, which would give 1B Mark Reynolds and 1B Lyle Overbay the edge at first base this season. Francisco's locker has been cleared out, a possible sign that the Brewers have designated Francisco for assignment. No official announcement has been made.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:08:05 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mark Reynolds has a leg up in the first base competition this spring partly because of his experience in the big leagues. He's hitting only .161 with a double and five RBIs this spring, but Reynolds isn't concerned that he's not driving the ball out of the park just yet. 1Bs Lyle Overbay and Juan Francisco are the other two candidates for first base. Both Reynolds and Overbay have out clauses in their contracts if they aren't signed to the roster by March 24 and March 22, respectively, and Francisco is out of minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds is a decent target on the cheap in NL-only leagues if you're looking for some power late in your draft. You'll have to put up with terrible contact rates and a low BA, though.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:28:38 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Lyle Overbay will make $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster out of spring training, and he can earn an extra $750,000 in incentives. He can opt out of the deal if he's not on the active roster by March 22.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:47:06 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay (Yankees) to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:33:27 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the teams talking to free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay (Yankees) about a minor league deal.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:27:51 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers could be interested in free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay (Yankees).
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:12:09 -0800
The Houston Astros are reportedly interested in free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay (Yankees).
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:16:11 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay (illness) returned to the lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Aug. 25, after missing two games due to flulike symptoms.