Lyle Overbay started 64 games at first base for the Brewers this season, but he hit just .233 with a .661 OPS and today the 37-year-old told MLB Network Radio he’s “99.9 percent sure” he’ll retire.
Overbay had a good first month, but then hit .219 with three homers and a .627 OPS in his final 103 games and finished the season in a 6-for-40 (.150) slump.
Overbay once combined high batting averages and lots of doubles to make him a solid all-around first baseman despite modest home run power, but he’s hit a combined .238 with a .681 OPS in 449 games dating back to 2011.
At least he got to pitch this season. That was fun.