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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
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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

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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

Yankees acquired 3B Chase Headley and cash considerations from the Padres for INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula.

The deal is now official. Headley's stock has plummeted since his breakout season in 2012, but he's a worthwhile gamble for the Yankees given their current options at third base. The 30-year-old has swung the bat better of late and has good road numbers for his career, so it would be no surprise if he finishes his walk year on a high note.
Jul 22 - 1:40 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres.

Neither team has confirmed the deal, but the Yankees will send infielder Yangervis Solarte and prospect right-hander Rafael De Paula to the Padres. New York will also receive $1 million from San Diego to help cover part of the nearly $4 million remaining on Headley's contract for this season.
Jul 22 - 1:22 PM

Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres.

David Waldstein of the New York Times hears that Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula will head to San Diego. That's obviously be a lot less than the Padres could have received a year or two ago, but his value has taken a hit since then and he's also due to be a free agent this offseason. The Yankees will also receive cash in the deal. Headley is batting just .229/.296/.355 with seven home runs and 32 RBI over 77 games this season, but he has played better of late and could finish strong in the hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. There's no question that he's an upgrade over what the Yankees currently have at third base.
Jul 22 - 1:06 PM

Chase Headley hit a solo homer off Clayton Kershaw in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.

He finished 1-for-4. This was Headley's first homer since June 14. He's taken plenty of heat for a subpar season, but the veteran third baseman has shown signs recently of breaking out of his funk. He entered this game batting .371 with an .829 OPS this month.
Jul 11 - 1:00 AM

Chase Headley has gone back to his natural "unorthodox" grip of the bat, which he last used during his breakout 2012 season.

Headley broke a bone in spring training of 2013, forcing him to go to a more conventional grip. "I struggled when I came back, so I went to a more conventional grip," he said. "I decided to try to stay with it. I gave it a fair number of at bats this year and didn’t feel like I was able to control the barrel like I have in the past." Headley has had two four-hit games over his last five contests, suggesting the grip change is working. It's hard to get too excited since he's still batting only .225/.301/.344 overall, but the change is certainly notable.
Jul 9 - 10:59 AM

Chase Headley went 4-for-5 with a two-run triple versus the Rockies on Monday.

Two four-hit games in four days have given Headley's batting average a nice boost, all of the way up to .229. Unfortunately, he still has just two extra-base hits and four RBI in his last 17 games. Trade suitors will want to see more power from him before parting with any top prospects.
Jul 8 - 1:00 AM

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Blue Jays continue to talk to the Padres about acquiring third baseman Chase Headley.

With the recent injury to Edwin Encarnacion, the Jays now have an even bigger need for a right-handed bat in the middle of their lineup, and Headley seems like a nice fit. Where there's this much smoke, there's usually fire, so don't be surprised if a deal gets hammered out in the coming days.
Jul 6 - 9:45 PM

Chase Headley led the Padres offensive attack in Friday's 2-0 victory over the Giants, going 4-for-4 with an RBI.

All four of his knocks in the ballgame were singles. Generating plenty of interest on the trade market, the veteran infielder is having a rough season at the plate, hitting just .216/.298/.330 with six homers and 25 RBI in 65 games.
Jul 4 - 9:58 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that the Yankees have been scouting Chase Headley "regularly."

The Yanks have been connected to Headley often over the last couple years, and they're evidently still interested even though the third baseman is hitting just .204/.293/.327 this season. Headley recently admitted that he expects to have to deal with a herniated disc in his back for the rest of the year, but it's unclear if that will give the Bombers pause. The third baseman is making $10.525 million this season and will be a free agent this winter.
Jun 30 - 11:39 PM

Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Blue Jays are interested in acquiring Chase Headley.

According to reports, the Jays and other interested clubs will have representatives on hand to watch Headley this weekend. Set to hit free agency after the season, it may be best for the Padres to flip the third baseman at the deadline for the best possible package they can get, rather than letting him walk away for nothing.
Jun 28 - 12:06 PM

Chase Headley said Tuesday that he expects to have to deal with the herniated disc in his back for the rest of the season.

Headley doesn't expect to know for 6-8 weeks whether the injury will heal on its own. He was given an epidural over the weekend and is back in the lineup Tuesday, but it sounds like he'll be playing compromised. It doesn't bode well for him improving dramatically on his .200/.283/.333 batting line this season.
Jun 24 - 7:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Chase Whitley
7Esmil Rogers
8Rich Hill
9Chris Leroux