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Blue Jays Step Up Efforts To Trade Lyle Overbay

Roy Halladay may not be going anywhere, but that doesn't mean everybody else on the Jays' is staying put.

According to Ken Rosenthal and John Paul Morosi of, the Blue Jays have stepped up their efforts to move first baseman Lyle Overbay.

Overbay, 32, is a solid defensive player, however, his offensive numbers have dipped somewhat over the last few years. This season he's batting .255 with 10 homers and 43 RBI's, which is considerably down from his 2006 career year when he hit .312 with 22 homers and 92 RBI's.

In terms of interested parties the duo notes that the Giants were looking for a corner infielder such as Overbay, but after acquiring Ryan Garko from the Indians it's unlikely they would still have interest in Overbay. The Red Sox are another team who likely would have been interested, however, Overbay is essentially Adam LaRoche.

Overbay is owed $7 million this year and next year, and his deal does have some no-trade protection.