Five forgotten Yankees of the 2010s

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Lyle Overbay of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

3. Lyle Overbay

The 2013 season was filled with many odd Yankees and Lyle Overbay was one of them. Initially signed by the Red Sox during the off-season, he was released and signed by the Yankees just before Opening Day.

Overbay became an almost-everyday player for the Yankees, as Teixeira went down with a season-ending injury in June. In 142 games, Overbay hit .240 with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs.

He saw most of his playing time come against right-handed pitchers. Towards the end of the season, when the Yankees acquired Mark Reynolds, Overbay would play only if the opposing starting pitcher was a right-hander.

He was also able to provide a solid glove at first base, which the Yankees would desperately need. Overbay was able to hold his ground and provide that valuable defense.

Overbay’s tenure in the Bronx was short, but he ended up a solid signing for the Yankees, considering he was initially on a minor league contract.