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- Lyle Overbay
MLB trade deadline digest:
By The Sports Xchange January 31, 2013 5:50 PM
First baseman Lyle Overbay reportedly has agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox. Overbay agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to the major league camp, according to the Boston Herald. He is expected to compete for a backup position to Mike Napoli, who was signed earlier this month despite a degenerative hip condition. The left-handed hitting Overbay, 36, batted .259 last season in 65 games for Atlanta and Arizona. Napoli and the Sox agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with incentives that could push the total value up to $13 million if Napoli avoids time on the disabled list because of the hip. That's what Napoli would have averaged on the three-year, $39 million deal he agreed to on Dec. 3, before a physical revealed issues with his hip that sent the two sides back to the negotiating table for seven weeks.