Lyle Overbay walked into the Yankees’ clubhouse late Tuesday afternoon, immediately spotting Vernon Wells, his former teammate with the Blue Jays.Like I said yesterday, he's probably a better option than Juan Rivera.
The two embraced, both seemingly amazed to be standing together in the Yankees clubhouse after joining the team within a matter of hours of each other.
“I would show you around here,” Wells said. “But I don’t know where anything is.”
Overbay was released by the Red Sox Tuesday morning, prompting his agent to call the Yankees immediately. The Bombers offered the 36-year-old a minor-league deal with an out clause by Friday.
“It’s kind of like a three-day tryout,” Overbay said. “I know they’ve been watching me, but there’s not a lot of opportunities out there, so I wanted to jump on this. This was an opportunity, and that’s all it was. Go out there and see what I can do, and who knows? Stranger things have happened.”
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
From Mark Feinsand: