Red Sox rumors: Trade Lyle Overbay to Brewers?

After the Boston Red Sox acquisition of outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes the club could send veteran Lyle Overbay to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers recently lost first baseman Mat Gamel for the 2013 season. They were already without projected Opening Day starter Corey Hart for the first few months of the season due to injury.

At this point, Milwaukee has made it clear it’s seeking first base options. It has said that it will first survey in-house possibilities, including Taylor Green and even shortstop Alex Gonzalez. However, if these options prove unappealing the Brewers figure to look outside the organization for first base help.

Rather than target a free agent such as Carlos Lee or Aubrey Huff, Milwaukee is reportedly more inclined to acquire a player that’s currently on a minor league contract with another club. Overbay would fit this mold, as would Travis Ishikawa (Baltimore Orioles) and Juan Rivera (New York Yankees).

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