The Orioles and Reds may have interest in Lyle Overbay

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Lyle Overbay was DFA’d by the Dbacks last night, but he’ll likely find a new home soon:

 

This is on top of the interest the Reds were reported to have in Overbay last night.

Overbay is hitting .292/.367/.448 with two homers in 110 plate appearances this year. Which is useful, though he is really fighting it at the moment.

Report: Yankees close to signing Gio González to minor league deal

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Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are close to signing starter Gio González. Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the deal is of the minor league variety that will pay González $3 million if he makes the major league roster.

González, 33, made 27 starts for the Nationals before being sent to the Brewers ahead of the now-defunct August 31 waiver trade deadline. In aggregate, González went 10-11 with a 4.21 ERA and a 148/80 K/BB ratio in 171 innings. He was solid in his five starts with the Brewers, going 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA.

Neither Luis Severino nor CC Sabathia will be ready for the start of the season, so González will add some immediate depth at the back of the Yankees’ rotation. Sabathia will likely return before Severino. When that happens, González may be pushed out of the rotation.