The Pirates have signed Overbay.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Lyle Overbay to a one year deal, according to the team twitter account. I detailed the Overbay rumors in a post from earlier today.
Overbay isn't the most inspiring free agent addition. He's coming off a .243/.329/.433 line in 534 at-bats in 2010, with 20 homers during that span. The left hander has been better in his career against right handed hitters, with an .838 OPS, compared to a .709 OPS against right handers. His splits over the last few seasons:
2010: .781 OPS in 408 AB vs RHP / .700 OPS in 126 AB vs LHP
2009: .905 OPS in 344 AB vs RHP / .534 OPS in 79 AB vs LHP
2008: .865 OPS in 395 AB vs RHP / .540 OPS in 149 AB vs LHP
The Overbay addition will likely lead to a platoon between Garrett Jones...
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