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Chase Headley | Third Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, the Yankees are making a strong push to bring back Chase Headley because they think Alex Rodriguez will be unable to play third base on a regular basis in 2015.
It's not surprising, as it's hard to count on a 39-year-old who has had multiple hip surgeries. Headley batted .262/.371/.398 with six homers over 58 games with the Yankees down the stretch and played quality defense at third base. He should come cheaper than Pablo Sandoval, so his market should be strong even though he hasn't been able to replicate his breakout 2012 season. Nov 11 - 2:15 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have begun contract negotiations with impending free agent Chase Headley.

The Yankees' exclusive negotiating window ends at midnight Monday, but the two sides both appear interested in getting something done even if talks drag out longer than that. Headley hit a solid .262/.371/.398 with six homers over 58 games with the Yankees and, according to Heyman, "found New York much more to his liking than he expected." While the third baseman has overall been a disappointment since his big 2012 season, he'll be much cheaper than Pablo Sandoval and could bounce back while playing half his games at Yankee Stadium.
Nov 3 - 11:05 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that there are "strong indications" that the Yankees are interested in re-signing Chase Headley.

As Heyman notes, that likely means the club is viewing Alex Rodriguez as more of a designated hitter next season. Headley has struggled overall the last two years but played well for the Yankees down the stretch, batting .262/.371/.398 with six homers over 58 games while playing plus defense. Playing a full season at Yankee Stadium would boost his fantasy prospects.
Oct 6 - 11:07 PM

Chase Headley was ejected from Monday's game against the Rays for arguing balls and strikes.

Headley objected to a strike one call from home plate umpire Marty Foster in the seventh inning and was given the heave-ho. He was playing in his first game since last week's beaning and was hitless in his first two at-bats before being ejected.
Sep 15 - 9:37 PM

Chase Headley (mouth) is back in the Yankees' lineup Monday against the Rays.

Headley was hit in the mouth with a Jake McGee fastball on Thursday, but managed to avoid any fractures. He'll hit sixth in his return Monday.
Sep 15 - 4:21 PM

Chase Headley (face) won't return until at least Monday.

Headley managed to avoid fractures and a concussion after being hit on the face with a pitch Thursday, but the Yankees want him to go through drills for a couple days before clearing him to return to the lineup. He worked out Saturday and will take batting practice on Sunday before possibly returning to action on Monday in Tampa.
Sep 14 - 9:40 AM

Tests have cleared Chase Headley of any fractures.

He's not out of the woods yet, as he still needs to see a neurologist to check for a concussion, but this is one positive development after Headley was hit in the face by a pitch Thursday. He received a couple stitches as a result of the incident. Headley did not travel with the Yankees to Baltimore but could rejoin them there at some point this weekend if he's cleared of a possible concussion.
Sep 12 - 12:19 PM

Chase Headley will stay back in New York to undergo X-rays on his jaw rather than travel with the team to Baltimore.

Headley left Thursday's game in the ninth inning after being hit in the face by a pitch. Obviously more will be known once the X-ray results come back, but expect him to miss at least Friday's game.
Sep 11 - 10:45 PM

Chase Headley left Thursday's game against the Rays after being hit in the mouth by a pitch.

It was a 98 mph fastball from Jake McGee. Headley had some blood on his chin and eventually walked off with the assist from trainers. The Yankees will surely send him for some tests before an update comes later Thursday.
Sep 11 - 10:17 PM

Chase Headley hit a walk-off solo home run off as the Yankees came back to win against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Mark Teixeira led off the inning with a game-tying solo home run, and Headley followed up with his one-out blast. It's his fourth home run as a Yankee. Though the bat remains weaker than expected, he has been drawing a lot of walks -- 19 in 153 plate appearances. Since coming to the Bronx, Headley is slashing .256/.353/.391.
Sep 4 - 10:28 PM

Chase Headley went hitless in Thursday's loss and is hitting .220 in 82 at-bats this month.

Headley's Yankees career got off to a nice start, but he's cooled off in a big way in August, hitting one homer and knocking in six runs in 24 games. Fortunately for him, his defense has been so strong that there's very little chance of the Yankees taking him out of the lineup.
Aug 28 - 5:03 PM

Chase Headley singled and hit a game-tying solo home run as the Yankees emerged victorious over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Headley took Justin Verlander yard in the fifth to tie the game up at 1-1. It's his second homer since joining the Yankees and his ninth overall. As a Yankee, the third baseman is slashing .263/.323/.421 with six RBI in 62 plate appearances.
Aug 6 - 10:29 PM

Chase Headley slugged his first home run since joining the Yankees in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

It was a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth inning. Headley is now 8-for-23 (.348) in six games since the trade that sent him from San Diego to New York and is capable of providing significant fantasy value down the stretch now that he's playing his home games in a much more offense-friendly park.
Jul 27 - 4:36 PM

Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.

Brian Cashman is a genius. OK, maybe it's a little early for that, but Headley is 6-for-18 (.333) with two doubles and two RBI over his first four games with the Yankees. His arrow is definitely on the rise in fantasy leagues with his new surroundings.
Jul 25 - 10:04 PM

Chase Headley made his Yankees debut in style, delivering a walk-off single in the 14th inning against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Headley took his first at-bat as a Yankee in the eighth inning and struck out. He stayed in the game, grounding out twice in his next two at-bats before driving in Brian Roberts with his 14th-inning single. The Yankees acquired Headley earlier in the day. Overall, he is slashing .230/.296/.353 with seven home runs and 45 RBI on the season.
Jul 23 - 12:04 AM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Tyler Austin
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
9David Phelps
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7David Huff
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Bryan Mitchell
11Chase Whitley
12Jose De Paula
13Daniel Burawa
14Branden Pinder