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Brewers rumors: Lyle Overbay to Milwaukee?

With Mike Carp in the fold, will the Boston Red Sox ship Lyle Overbay to the Milwaukee Brewers?

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Now that the Boston Red Sox have acquired first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners, the club may ship Lyle Overbay to the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Boston acquired Carp from Seattle this morning in exchange for a player to be named later. His acquisition could make Overbay the odd man out in Red Sox camp. With Carp in the fold, the Red Sox could consider Overbay - who spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons with the Brewers - expendable.

The Brewers are in need of a first baseman after losing Corey Hart and Mat Gamel to injury. Gamel is done for the season, but Hart is expected back in a few months.

Milwaukee said it will begin by reviewing in-house options, including Taylor Green and even shortstop Alex Gonzalez. However, if these options prove unappealing, the Brewers could look to acquire a player on a minor league contract that's currently with another club.

Overbay would fit into this category, as would Travis Ishikawa (Baltimore Orioles) and Juan Rivera (New York Yankees).

Overbay spent last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves. He hit at a combined clip of .259/.331/.397 with 10 doubles and two home runs over 131 plate appearances. The 36-year-old owns a career batting line of .270/.353/.438 over 12 seasons in the majors.