Padres third baseman Chase Headley finished fifth in the NL MVP voting in 2012, and now he is about to enter his final season before qualifying for free agency. On Monday, the switch-hitter confirmed he and the team are not having any active talks regarding a long-term contract extension.

Headley, 29, is one of the best position players scheduled to hit free agency next winter. He will have some company at the hot corner though, as NL West mates Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez are both due to become free agents as well. Hanley would also be an option at shortstop.

In 141 games last season, Headley hit .250/.347/.400 (116 OPS+) with 13 home runs. He missed the start of the year after suffering a fractured thumb sliding into a base during spring training. Headley hit .286/.376/.498 (145 OPS+) with 31 homers in 2012 and is a career .293/.366/.453 hitter away from cavernous Petco Park.