Braves sign former Blue Jay Lyle Overbay to minor league deal

The Atlanta Braves signed veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract. The 35-year-old first baseman, released by Arizona on Aug. 5, will report to AAA Gwinnett on Thursday, general manager Frank Wren said on Monday.
Lyle Overbay has also played with Milwaukee, Toronto and Pittsburgh over his career. (Mike Fuentes/Associated Press)

The Atlanta Braves signed veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract.

The 35-year-old first baseman, released by Arizona on Aug. 5, will report to AAA Gwinnett on Thursday, general manager Frank Wren said on Monday.

Overbay was batting .292 with two home runs and 10 RBIs with the Diamondbacks this season. He has also played with Milwaukee, Toronto and Pittsburgh.

Wren said the plan was to bring Overbay up when major league rosters expand on Sept. 1.