Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:16:11 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay (illness) returned to the lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Aug. 25, after missing two games due to flulike symptoms.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:49:32 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay (illness) was not in the lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Aug. 23, because of flulike symptoms.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:41:07 -0700
The Minnesota Twins are prepared to trade 1B Justin Morneau by the non-waiver trade deadline, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden. Bowden believes that the Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees are possible destinations for the former MVP.
Fantasy Tip: Luke Scott or James Loney, likelier the former, would be a big loser in the first scenario. In the second, Garrett Jones or Jose Tabata, or both. In the third, Lyle Overbay.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:15:02 -0700
Surgery has been recommended for New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist).
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira hasn't confirmed that he'll go the surgical route yet, and he may want a second opinion, but it appears that his season is now over. Lyle Overbay has gained long-term fantasy value for the rest of the season in deep mixed formats.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:54:37 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) still feels discomfort in his right wrist, according to general manager Brian Cashman, despite receiving a cortisone injection on June 16 intended to alleviate the pain of the partially torn tendon sheath in the joint. The news suggests season-ending surgery is becoming a likelier option. Teixeira said he has done no activity since the shot.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound good. Those in shallow mixed leagues shouldn't feel compelled to hold him. Others can wait around, if they desire or have the luxury because of their league's rules. Lyle Overbay is looking like a long-term investment for the Yanks and fantasy owners in deep leagues.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:23:55 -0700
The New York Yankees placed 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 18, and recalled P Adam Warren and OF Zoilo Almonte from the minors in corresponding moves. Also, RP Chris Bootcheck was designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: GM Brian Cashman hinted yesterday that this would happen. The good news is that there's no structural damage in Teixeira's right wrist. However, there's still the possibility that he'll need season-ending surgery. Monitor his progress and hold onto him for now. Lyle Overbay should see the majority of starts at first base again in Tex's absence, making him relevant in AL-only leagues once again.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:04:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he is leaning toward putting 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) on the disabled list. Teixeira won't play for a week at the minimum after receiving a cortisone shot in his right wrist. Cashman said that Teixeira doesn't need season-ending surgery yet, but it's a possibility. Hitting coach Kevin Long thinks Teixeira is a "shell" of himself because his injured wrist has caused his left-handed swing to lack the "whip and the bat speed you see right-handed."
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:11:34 -0700
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he is leaning toward placing 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira recently came off the DL but it appears like he probably will go back on because of his injury. Lyle Overbay and possibly Thomas Neal could see time at first base if Teixeira is out for an extended period of time. Both could be options in AL-only leagues if available, but Overbay likely would have some value in deeper mixed leagues.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:10:50 -0700
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is "leaning toward" placing 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira's MRI exam showed no new tears in his right wrist, but he still may not be able to avoid going back on the disabled list. The possibility of surgery probably still exists now that he's had a setback. That would likely cause him to miss the rest of the year. Lyle Overbay will become relevant in at least AL-only leagues again if Tex lands on the shelf.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:19:29 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay and C Chris Stewart were out of the starting lineup Wednesday, June 12, against the Oakland Athletics. DH Travis Hafner was in the lineup at designated hitter, batting cleanup, while C Austin Romine got the nod behind the dish, batting ninth for manager Joe Girardi.