During the "Brewers on Deck" fan event Sunday, general manager Doug Melvin said he was talking to an infielder about joining the Brewers. And manager Ron Roenicke indicated the Brewers were looking for backup help at first base with Corey Hart out for the first two months of the season and Mat Gamel taking over there.

Now comes word from FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal that the Brewers are talking to first baseman Lyle Overbay about a minor-league deal.

This makes a lot of sense because Melvin is familiar with Overbay, the Brewers' starting first baseman before Prince Fielder took over the position in 2006. And Overbay -- who set the Brewers' record with 53 doubles in 2004 -- is a free agent looking for a job.