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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sources: Yankees looking at Lyle Overbay

By Andrew Marchand

In the effort to exhaust every possible option for their injury-ravaged roster, the Yankees will look at first baseman Lyle Overbay, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

The Boston Red Sox released Overbay on Tuesday.

Overbay, 36, would add to the Yankees' spirit-of-'06 roster, because that is the year he had an .880 OPS. Vernon Wells, Kevin Youkilis, and Chien-Ming Wang are also recent Yankees additions who excelled in 2006 -- and haven't done as much since.

Overbay played just 65 games in the majors in 2012 and had an OPS of .727. He is left-handed, something Juan Rivera is not.