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Chase Headley | Third Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Chase Headley is back in the Padres' starting lineup on Saturday night against the Giants.
Headley has been limited to pinch-hitting duties for much of this week because of a mild right biceps strain. He is batting fifth and playing third base Saturday. Apr 19 - 5:17 PM

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Chase Headley delivered a pinch-hit single in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

Headley has missed two straight starts with a right biceps strain, but him being able to pinch-hit is a good sign that he'll be back in the lineup soon. The third baseman is batting just .176/.222/.275 in the early going.
Apr 18 - 4:10 AM

Chase Headley (biceps) is out of the Padres' starting lineup again on Thursday versus the Rockies.

Headley is considered day-to-day with a right biceps strain. Alexi Amarista is playing third base.
Apr 17 - 2:59 PM

Chase Headley is not in the Padres' lineup Wednesday due to a right biceps strain.

It's being called a mild strain, and the third baseman is day-to-day. It's unclear when he sustained the injury. First baseman Yonder Alonso was taking ground balls at third during batting practice before Wednesday's game, so he may see some time at the hot corner in a pinch if Headley misses any more time.
Apr 16 - 6:58 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Padres offered a three-year extension to Chase Headley during the offseason that was worth somewhere between $33-39 million.

The offer was made after the two sides avoided arbitration with a one-year, $10.525 million deal, so the extension would have begun in 2015. All told, he would have been guaranteed somewhere between $43.525 million and $49.525 million through 2017. Headley is said to be looking for a bigger deal and should have a pretty good chance to get it if he has a bounceback year. The 29-year-old is due to hit free agency this offseason.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 15 - 2:20 PM

Chase Headley had a two-run homer and an RBI single versus the Tigers on Friday.

Finally a sign of life from Headley, who entered the day 4-for-32 with no extra-base hits, one RBI and no runs scored this season. The homer tonight was actually his first in 23 games dating back to last year.
Apr 12 - 1:06 AM

Chase Headley is not in the Padres' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Headley has really scuffled in the early going, with a 0-for-5 performance Tuesday dropping his average down to .107 in 28 at-bats. Alexi Amarista is at the hot corner this afternoon for the Padres. Headley should be back out there for the nightcap.
Apr 9 - 10:07 AM

Chase Headley's struggles continued with an 0-for-5 performance in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Headley's average dropped to .107 in 28 at-bats. Not an impressive start for the third baseman, who will become a free agent after the season. He has only three hits, all singles, through seven games.
Apr 8 - 10:49 PM

Chase Headley was hitless in four at-bats Friday against the Marlins.

After getting a late start in the spring due to a calf injury, Headley is now 1-for-16 (.063) with five strikeouts to begin the year. Things should only get better from here, but that's not the start he had in mind for his walk year.
Apr 4 - 10:29 PM

Chase Headley went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI in the Padres' spring finale against the Indians on Saturday.

Headley also walked in the game and scored twice. It was Headley's first home run of the spring, a solo shot off Indians starter Danny Salazar in the fifth inning. Headley had a slow start to spring as he dealt with a calf injury but he appears to be rounding into form at the right time.
Mar 29 - 7:06 PM

Chase Headley had a big day at the plate on Sunday, leading the Padres to an 11-7 victory over the Rangers in Cactus League action.

Headley went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove home three runs in the ballgame. While he was slowed by a calf injury early in camp, it appears that he's now on track to take his place at third base in the Opening Day lineup.
Mar 23 - 11:22 PM

Chase Headley (calf) will play in a minor league game Wednesday before making his Cactus League debut Thursday.

Headley has been cleared for game action after running at 100 percent on Monday with no issues. It's not clear whether he'll play third base right away or be eased into action in the designated hitter spot. Headley remains hopeful of being ready in time for Opening Day.
Mar 18 - 6:21 PM

Chase Headley (calf) is hoping to make his Cactus League debut on Thursday.

Headley faced live pitching over the weekend and felt fine. It's not clear how much, if any, running he's done, so he could be eased into game action in the designated hitter spot. The third baseman remains hopeful of getting ready in time for Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 12:57 PM

Chase Headley (calf) is scheduled to face live pitching on Saturday.

Padres manager Bud Black indicated that Headley is still likely a week away from returning to game action. He still has enough time to get himself ready for Opening Day, but any further setbacks would likely lead to opening the season on the disabled list.
Mar 15 - 10:25 AM

Padres manager Bud Black hopes to get Chase Headley (calf) into a game within the next week.

Black concedes that there's no hard timetable for Headley's return. The veteran third baseman doesn't seem overly concerned, believing he'll have enough time to take the 15-to-20 at-bats from each side of the dish that he thinks he needs to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 12 - 3:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Nick Hundley
3Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Everth Cabrera
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Xavier Nady
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Josh Johnson
4Tyson Ross
5Eric Stults
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Casey Kelly
9Joe Wieland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Donn Roach
8Bobby LaFromboise