Overbay does not have a concussion
Toronto first baseman Lyle Overbay does not have a concussion,
but is feeling as if he did.
Overbay was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game
Tuesday night because of post-concussion symptoms. He did resume
on-field work before Toronto played at Tampa Bay and hopes to play
again in the next few days.
Overbay was hurt last week when he collided with Blue Jays
pitcher Brian Tallet. After having no problems for a couple days,
Overbay was taken out of last Friday’s game because he was not
”I was struggling to concentrate, to focus,” Overbay said.
”It was never dizziness. I never really had a headache. Just a
heavy head. Maybe like the sinus’ are sore right there.”
A CT scan was normal.
Also, Toronto infielder Yunel Escobar is expected to be out
until Friday due to a stiff back. He hasn’t played since
Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said left-hander David Purcey, out
with a right foot injury, will be reinstated from the 15-day
disabled list and catcher J.P. Arencibia will be recalled from
Triple-A Las Vegas when rosters can be expanded on Wednesday.