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Chase Headley | Third Baseman | #12

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Thursday that he'll hang on to Chase Headley.
Cashman shopped Headley around but evidently didn't like the offers presented to him. "I've turned down what was presented to me," Cashman said. "I don't think there's going to be any other opportunities that way at the time being. I'm still getting hits on (Brett Gardner) but the Headley stuff, I've decided to pass on and keep Chase." Headley batted .251/.329/.383 with 14 home runs in 2016 and is owed $34 million over the next two seasons. Dec 9 - 8:37 AM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees are open to moving Chase Headley.

Rosenthal writes that Brian McCann and Brett Gardner are considered the most valuable Yankees via trade, but they are also listening on Headley. The 32-year-old is owed $34 million over the next two seasons, with a $15 million option for 2019. He batted .251/.329/.383 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI over 140 games this past season, but he was much better after a rough April.
Source: FOX Sports
Nov 16 - 9:23 AM

Chase Headley (back) has returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.

Headley missed three straight games with tightness in his back, but an MRI taken this week showed no major structural damage and he should be good to go the rest of the way. Headley is starting at third base and batting sixth on Thursday night against Rays left-hander Blake Snell.
Sep 22 - 3:49 PM

Chase Headley (back) is out again Wednesday.

An MRI taken Monday showed no structural damage in Headley's back and he told reporters Tuesday that he felt "pretty good," but the Yankees will give him another day of rest. Ronald Torreyes will start at third base and bat seventh against Alex Cobb.
Sep 21 - 3:50 PM

Chase Headley said Tuesday that his injured back is feeling "pretty good."

Headley missed Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox and is out for Tuesday's opener versus the Rays, but an MRI taken Monday showed no major damage and he should return to action at some point this week. "I feel pretty good," the veteran third baseman told reporters Tuesday afternoon. "I'm encouraged with how I felt. [Monday] toward the end of the day, I felt a little bit better, and this morning, I woke up and felt pretty good."
Sep 20 - 8:36 PM

Chase Headley (back) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

Headley missed Sunday's game with tightness in his back and apparently needs another day of rest. Ronald Torreyes will make another start at third base and bat seventh against Drew Smyly.
Sep 20 - 3:24 PM

Chase Headley is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Sunday due to tightness in his back.

The issue is believed to be minor and Headley is considered day-to-day. Ronald Torreyes is starting in his place at the hot corner and batting second for the Yankees against Drew Pomeranz and the Red Sox.
Sep 18 - 5:39 PM

Chase Headley went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Headley socked a solo homer off Matt Andriese in the fifth inning. The tater was his 14th of the season and bumped his RBI total to 49. Through 417 at-bats, the veteran third baseman is slashing .257/.331/.398. He doesn't make for a viable fantasy option, but offers the Yankees a level of quiet -- if unspectacular -- consistency.
Sep 11 - 4:39 PM

Chase Headley launched a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Headley capped off a four-run eighth inning with a homer that just snuck over the right-field wall. The third baseman has seen his playing time dip a bit recently but does now have three longballs over his last 12 games. Brian McCann and Tyler Austin also went deep for the Bombers on Tuesday.
Sep 6 - 11:31 PM

Chase Headley went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI singles in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

The Yankees weren't exactly bopping around the ball around the park, but they did just enough to avoid the three-game sweep. Headley was instrumental to that cause in his quiet way, hitting an RBI single as part of a three-run first inning and driving in a run with an infield single in the third. For the season, the veteran third baseman is slashing .261/.336/.395 with 12 homers and 46 RBI over 395 at-bats. He is serviceable as a bottom-of-the-lineup bat, but holds no fantasy value.
Sep 4 - 5:47 PM

Chase Headley is in Monday's lineup against the Royals.

Ronald Torreyes started all three games at third base over the weekend, but Headley is back in there Monday and will bat seventh against Dillon Gee. Headley will likely continue to lose playing time if Torreyes continues to play well.
Aug 29 - 5:25 PM

Chase Headley finished 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Orioles on Friday.

After a miserable April, Headley picked things up through the end of July, but he was hitting just .220/.313/.356 this month coming into Friday’s action. It’s worth noting that he was dealing with tendinitis in his left Achilles during that time, but he now has two homers in his last four games. Perhaps he’s turning the corner.
Aug 26 - 10:18 PM

Chase Headley has been dealing with tendinitis in his left Achilles for over a week.

It was a factor in him sitting out Friday and Saturday, although Headley was available off the bench Saturday. Headley could return to the lineup Sunday.
Aug 21 - 10:01 AM

Chase Headley is absent from the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

It looks to be just a routine day of rest for the veteran third baseman. Ronald Torreyes will draw the start at the hot corner and bat ninth against Corey Kluber and the Indians on Saturday.
Aug 6 - 10:13 AM

Chase Headley went 2-for-2 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

Headley hit a solo dinger in the eighth inning, giving him 10 on the season. Half of those have come this month, with Headley hitting .283 with 13 RBI and 15 runs scored in July. The third baseman is hitting .259/.330/.395 in 94 games overall.
Jul 30 - 10:19 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Tyler Austin
3Rob Refsnyder
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Cessa
5Luis Severino
6Chad Green
7Bryan Mitchell
8Domingo German
9Yefrey Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Ben Heller
4Adam Warren
5Chasen Shreve
6Tommy Layne
7Richard Bleier
8Nick Goody
9Jonathan Holder
10Giovanny Gallegos