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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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Yankees re-signed 3B Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract.
Headley was said to prefer re-signing with New York all along, and that's what he wound up doing after drawing interest from the Giants, Marlins, and Astros, among others. The 30-year-old third baseman batted just .243/.328/.372 in 135 games this past season between the Padres and Yankees, but he's only 30 years old and was an MVP candidate not long ago. This deal could wind up being a steal for New York. Dec 15 - 2:01 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have reached a four-year deal with Chase Headley.

The 30-year-old third baseman drew serious interest this winter from the Giants, Astros, and Marlins, but the Yanks have outbid them all to bring Headley back on board. Headley hit .262/.371/.398 with six homers, 28 runs scored, and 17 RBI in 58 games this past season for New York after the July 22 trade from San Diego -- good fantasy production with the hope of even better in 2015. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the new four-year deal is worth $52 million guaranteed.
Dec 15 - 10:51 AM

According to WFAN's Sweeny Murti, free agent Chase Headley could make a decision as early as Monday.

Headley had been expected to sign by the end of the Winter Meetings, but he was still shopping around for offers over the weekend. The 30-year-old third baseman seems to be drawing heavy interest from the Yankees and Giants, and milder interest from the Marlins and Astros. He reportedly has a four-year, $65 million on the table -- quite a price for a guy who hit .243/.328/.372 in 2014.
Source: WFAN
Dec 15 - 9:12 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are "still in" the Chase Headley sweepstakes.

Headley was expected to sign with a team before the end of the Winter Meetings, but that seems unlikely now. He has also been drawing interest from the Marlins, but they're reportedly "dead set" against going beyond three years to sign him. There was a report last week that the 30-year-old third baseman has a four-year, $65 million on the table.
Dec 11 - 2:07 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Giants are "dead set against going past three years" for Chase Headley.

Headley reportedly has a four-year, $65 million offer on the table, which might mean the Giants will be priced out. But their focus for now is still on free agent starter Jon Lester, so things can obviously change. Headley is also thought to be drawing interest from the Yankees, Astros, and Marlins. He's expected to sign somewhere by the end of this week's MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 9 - 11:10 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Chase Headley is expected to make a decision on who to sign with by the end of the Winter Meetings.

Sherman notes that the Yankees and Giants are "among 3-4 teams bidding." They seem like the strong two favorites to sign the third baseman, although the Astros and Marlins have reportedly poked around. Headley alleged has a four-year, $65 million offer in hand from an unidentified team.
Dec 8 - 9:14 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Astros have "kicked the tires" on free agent third baseman Chase Headley.

"Kicked the tires" is one of the more vague Hot Stove phrases, so this could have been a matter of due diligence on the part of the Astros. Still, Headley would be a solid upgrade over Matt Dominguez at third base. The Yankees and Giants are still strongly in the mix.
Dec 8 - 1:27 PM

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees are willing to go four years for Chase Headley and/or David Robertson, but that it will "have to be at the right price."

Previous reports indicated that the Yankees were only willing to go three years to keep Headley, so this would certainly enhance their chances. The 30-year-old reportedly has a four-year, $65 million offer in hand from an unidentified team. Robertson reportedly wants a four-year deal in the range of $50 million, but the Yankees likely won't go there unless his price drops.
Dec 8 - 12:23 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports confirms that the Yankees are still in strong on free agent third baseman Chase Headley.

The Yankees do not believe in Alex Rodriguez's ability to handle third base defensively and would like to bring back Headley to solidify the hot corner while providing another potent bat in the middle of their lineup. The Giants are also believe to have strong interest in Headley, who is believed to have a four-year, $65 million offer in hand.
Dec 7 - 5:48 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney hears that the reported four-year, $65 million offer Chase Headley has in hand didn't come from the Giants.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday that the Giants were upping their pursuit of Headley, but it appears they're still playing catch-up. Of course, that doesn't mean they won't eventually decide to match or exceed the $65 million offer. It's a figure that's still $30 million less than they were willing to pay Pablo Sandoval.
Dec 7 - 9:03 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Giants have turned aggressive in their pursuit of free agent third baseman Chase Headley.

The Giants have a massive hole to fill at the hot corner after the departure of Pablo Sandoval and Headley represents the top target on the free agent market. There are several other teams interested though, and Headley is believed to already have a four-year $65 million offer on the table.
Dec 6 - 1:58 PM

Citing multiple sources, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins "are not engaged in any discussions" for Chase Headley.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier Thursday that the Marlins had reached out to the third baseman, but it appears that might not be the case. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports says Headley has a four-year, $65 million offer on the table, though it's not clear who it's from. The Yankees want to re-sign him, but the Giants and Indians have also been connected to the third baseman.
Dec 4 - 6:39 PM

Chase Headley has a four-year offer on the table worth around $65 million, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

Is it a coincidence that the Marlins were just floated as a possible darkhorse by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman? Miami appears motivated to make some serious upgrades this winter after locking up Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million contract, and Headley would be capable of providing a boost both offensively and defensively. He could take over at third base, with Casey McGehee shifting to first. The Giants, Yankees, and Indians are also thought to have interest in Headley.
Dec 4 - 1:53 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Marlins have reached out to free agent Chase Headley.

Casey McGehee would be moved over to first base if the Fish can work something out with the 30-year-old third baseman. Headley is also drawing serious interest from the Yankees, Giants, and Indians, but his desire for a five-year deal has slowed the process. Headley batted .243/.328/.372 with 13 home runs and 49 RBI in 135 games this past season between San Diego and New York.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 4 - 1:28 PM

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees have cooled on Chase Headley.

The Yankees still like Headley -- in fact, it was reported last month that he was their No. 1 priority in free agency -- but he's hoping to get a five-year deal after Pablo Sandoval inked a five-year, $95 million contract with the Red Sox. The Yankees aren't willing to go there and there's a good chance that nobody else will either. If Headley ends up going elsewhere, the Yankees could shift Martin Prado to third base and go with rookie Rob Refsnyder at second base.
Dec 2 - 3:23 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Martin Prado
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
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PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Chris Capuano
5CC Sabathia
6Ivan Nova
7David Phelps
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R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Preston Claiborne
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa