Braves Sign Lyle Overbay to Minor League Deal

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 24: Lyle Overbay #37 of the Arizona Diamondbacks waits for the ball while covering first base as Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs hustles back to the bag at Chase Field on June 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Braves have signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Overbay was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks in late July. Though several teams, including the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles, showed some interest in acquiring the veteran, a trade was not completed and Overbay was ultimately released by Arizona.

The Braves have announced that Overbay will report to their Triple-A affiliate and that the 35-year-old is expected to be called up to the majors when rosters expand in September.

Overbay remained productive at the plate this season for the Diamondbacks, batting .292/.367/.448 with nine doubles and two home runs over ninety-six at-bats. The twelve-year veteran has also played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates and owns a career line of .271/.354/.439.

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