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Braves Sign Lyle Overbay to Minor League Deal

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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.