Overbay to miss some spring games

A hat tip to Jeff Blair of the Globe today for unearthing a newsy bit of information at the Mattick. Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay is expected to miss the first week of Grapefruit League games due to a pair of hernia surgeries he had over the winter.

Overbay has been in camp all week taking part in fielding drills and batting practice, so he’s not completely hindered here. Sounds like holding him out is more precautionary than anything, especially since Spring Training is longer than usual this year. Might as well be careful.

Anyways, that’s it for now. Later.



  1. gsjays

    I guess the 7 million dollars question is why did Overbay wait until New Years Eve to go under the knife, why not back in November?

  2. rebel71

    That’s a good question but the articles don’t say when they were diagnosed.

    The Globe article mentions his 0 for 23 stint in September, but given how little the Jays were playing for at that time I have to believe he wouldn’t bother hiding an injury at that stage of the season.

    Jordan – do you know when the hernias were diagnosed?

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