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Red Sox release first baseman Lyle Overbay

The Red Sox released first baseman Lyle Overbay today. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.

Overbay, 36, signed with Boston as a minor league free agent in January and was a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training.  In 19 games for the Red Sox this spring, he batted .220 with one double, two triples, and seven RBI.

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With the transaction, the Red Sox now have 38 players in major league camp, including 32 players from the 40-man roster, one on the 60-day disabled list and five non-roster invitees.

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