Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Red Sox To Overbay: "It's Over, Lyle"

Herald Photo: Matthew West
The Lyle Overbay Era in Boston came to an end today. The Red Sox released Overbay from his minor league contract—allowing him to try to hook on with another ball club. The first baseman was trying to secure a back-up spot on the Boston roster, but other options (Daniel Nava, Mike Carp) seemed more likely. A decision on another player with a deadline—Ryan Sweeney—should come by tomorrow. The Red Sox have still not divulged whether or not they will add phenom Jackie Bradley, Jr. to the Opening Day roster.