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Chase Headley | Third Baseman | #12

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Padres released 3B Chase Headley.
Headley had been designated for assignment and is now free to latch on with another organization. It's possible he might have to settle for a minor league contract wherever he winds up. May 18 - 8:31 AM

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Padres designated 3B Chase Headley for assignment.

Headley had moved into a reserve role -- rather gracefully, it should be noted -- with the Padres' youth movement in full swing, but even as a veteran mentor the team couldn't justify holding onto him in lieu of another, more productive option. Cory Spangenberg was recalled to take Headley's roster spot. The 34-year-old may catch on somewhere else, but his days as a regular contributor are over.
May 12 - 4:46 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Angels could be a fit for Chase Headley once the Ian Kinsler trade is completed.

This is assuming that the Angels are able to get the deal for Kinsler done, which as of Wednesday night was in a slight holding pattern. It was reported earlier Wednesday that the Padres were shopping both Headley and Yangervis Solarte, and the Angels have a need at both the hot corner and the keystone. Stay tuned.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 08:57:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today notes that the Padres are already drawing interest for Chase Headley.

San Diego just acquired Headley from the Yankees on Tuesday, but the veteran third baseman could be flipped for some younger and cheaper talent. Headley, who turns 34 years old next May, batted .273/.352/.406 with 12 home runs and 61 RBI over 147 games this past season with New York. He's owed $13 million in 2018 -- the final year of his current deal.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Padres acquired 3B Chase Headley, RHP Bryan Mitchell and cash considerations from the Yankees for OF Jabari Blash.

This is strictly a salary dump for the Yankees while the Padres are willing to take a shot on Mitchell turning the corner. Headley, who turns 34 next May, batted .273/.352/.406 with 12 homers and 61 RBI over 147 games this past season. He's owed $13 million in 2018. The reunion with Headley gives the Padres some flexibility to consider other trades.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Yankees have traded third baseman Chase Headley and right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the Padres.

Finally, some action at the Winter Meetings. It's a reunion of sorts, as Headley was originally drafted by the Padres and played the first eight seasons of his career with the club. He's due $13 million in 2018, so the move helps the Yankees cut some payroll in order to make other additions and stay under the luxury tax. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Padres will indeed cover his remaining salary. Headley turns 34 next May and batted .273/.352/.406 with 12 homers and 61 RBI over 147 games this past season. Mitchell, 26, owns a 4.94 ERA and 64/44 K/BB ratio over 98 1/3 innings in the majors. The Padres think the change of scenery could pay off. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that outfielder Jabari Blash is coming back to the Yankees in the deal.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees are "still weighing" trading Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Headley hit a solid .273/.352/.406 with 12 homers for the Yanks last season and is currently projected as their starting third baseman. However, they might not mind shedding his contract after taking on Giancarlo Stanton's deal and they have potential in-house alternatives for the hot corner in Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:44:00 AM

Chase Headley went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles off starter Justin Verlander in Friday's loss to the Astros.

Headley was the only Yankee who could solve the Astros' ace in this one. He served as the designated hitter in the ninth slot in the batting order and owns a .467 batting average in the ALCS.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 11:59:00 PM

Chase Headley is starting in the designated hitter spot and batting ninth for the Yankees in Friday's ALCS Game 6 versus the Astros.

Headley hasn't done much this postseason, but he had three hits in Game 5, earning another start in the DH spot Friday. The Yankees' full lineup is as follows: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Didi Gregorius SS, Gary Sanchez C, Greg Bird 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Aaron Hicks CF, Todd Frazier 3B, Headley DH.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Yankees 5-0 victory over the Astros on Wednesday in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Per Andrew Simon of, it's the first time that a DH has ever had a multi-hit game while hitting ninth in a playoff game. The more you know. Headley appears to be figuring some things out, and it's another example of why there is no automatic out in this lineup. Unless the pitchers bat in the World Series, anyway.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 08:59:00 PM

Chase Headley is serving as the Yankees' DH and batting ninth in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday against the Astros.

Matt Holliday started at DH in Game 1 of the ALCS against Dallas Keuchel, who is also pitching Game 5 for the Astros, but Headley will get the nod here. The full lineup for New York: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Gary Sanchez C, Didi Gregorius SS, Aaron Hicks CF, Starlin Castro 2B, Greg Bird 1B, Todd Frazier 3B, Chase Headley DH. Masahiro Tanaka will be on the mound.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 01:17:00 PM

Chase Headley will serve as the designated hitter for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Monday.

Headley went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Game 2, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn't making any changes with his lineup. The DH spot has been problematic for New York this postseason, but it would be less of a concern if their big bats were hitting. The full lineup for the Yankees against Charlie Morton: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Didi Gregorius SS, Gary Sanchez C, Greg Bird 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Aaron Hicks CF, Todd Frazier 3B, Headley DH. CC Sabathia will try to come up big with the Yankees down 0-2 in the series.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 03:51:00 PM

Chase Headley is serving as the Yankees' designated hitter and batting ninth against the Astros for Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.

Headley is 6-for-15 (.400) with a double, triple, homer and three RBI in his career against Astros' starter Justin Verlander, which likely tipped the scales in his favor. Here's how the Yankees will line on Saturday: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Didi Gregorius SS, Gary Sanchez C, Greg Bird 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Aaron Hicks CF, Todd Frazier 3B, Headley DH.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Chase Headley is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Indians on Monday.

Jacoby Ellsbury got the start out of the DH spot on Sunday, but Headley is back in there against Trevor Bauer. Also of note, Didi Gregorius will bat third between Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. The full lineup for New York: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Gregorius, Sanchez C, Greg Bird 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Headley DH, Todd Frazier 3B, Aaron Hicks CF. Luis Severino will start for the Yankees.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 03:23:00 PM

The Yankees have Chase Headley DHing and batting eighth against the Indians in Thursday's Game 1.

Jacoby Ellsbury is on the bench versus right-hander Trevor Bauer. The Yankees are going with a lineup of LF Brett Gardner, RF Aaron Judge, C Gary Sanchez, SS Didi Gregorius, 2B Starlin Castro, 1B Greg Bird, 3B Todd Frazier, DH Headley and CF Aaron Hicks.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 04:44:00 PM

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