Chase Headley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chase Headley takes 98 mph fastball off chin from Rays pitcher Jake McGee

    New York Daily News "Moments after Giancarlo Stanton was gruesomely hit by a pitch under his left eye in Milwaukee, Chase Headley went down in the Bronx when a 98 mph fastball from Jake McGee drilled the Yank DH squarely on the chin. Headley was bleeding from the chin and was down for a couple of minutes before..." September 12

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Chase Headley is about to join the Yankees. Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire him from the Padres.

  • Yankees get Chase Headley

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to's Andrew Marchand. The Yankees traded infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula to San Diego in exchange for Headley, who could..." July 22

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Chase Headley expected to miss 2-3 weeks with strained right calf. #Padres

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    Bob Scanlan @heyscan

    Headley hurt himself coming out of batters box, is out of game Amarista taking over at 3B. Think it may be Chase's knee #enoughDL

  • Padres' offer to Headley was for three years, not close "On the day after the Padres signed key infielder Jedd Gyorko to a $35 million, fve-year extension, it's becoming a little more clear just how far apart they were in talks with Chase Headley, yet another key infielder. According to sources familiar with the talks, the Padres made an offer this..." April 15

  • Padres 'destined' to lose Chase Headley in free agency

    SB Nation "The Padres have attempted to extend Headley, but since nothing has been decided, the open market "looms." San Diego isn't Los Angeles. A lot of people in the city probably like that about their hometown, but for the baseball team, it can be something of a hindrance on the way they do..." March 11

  • Chase Headley expects to be ready for Opening Day

    Hardball Talk "Chase Headley was diagnosed Tuesday with a Grade 1 calf strain and will be held out of spring training activities for the next 2-3 weeks. But he doesn’t expect to miss a regular-season game. “If I can get 15 to 20 (at-bats) from both sides, that’s pretty close to what I need,” Headley told Jeff..." February 26

  • Headley out at least two weeks with calf strain "Third baseman Chase Headley suffered a strained right calf during infield drills Saturday and will likely miss at least two weeks. Headley sustained the injury during a rundown drill as he was about to receive the ball. He was later on crutches in the clubhouse to protect the calf. Headley..." February 23

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Chase Headley: "doing run downs today, just strained my right calf a bit... Will know more in next couple days."

  • Headley, Padres not far apart on main goal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There are no bad guys here. Make no mistake, if Chase Headley wanted to be assured of remaining a San Diego Padre for the next several years, he could already have that assurance. His agent works for him, not vice versa. But Headley’s willingness/desire to hit the open market doesn’t say..." February 18

  • Padres, Chase Headley not discussing a contract extension "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..." February 17

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Padres and Chase Headley avoid arbitration. He gets $10.25M for 2014.

  • Padres likely to trade Chase Headley

    Sporting News "San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley has been the subject of trade rumors since the 2012 season. But this time San Diego may be serious about dealing the 29-year-old, whose contract is up after next season. Despite some talk about an extension, "there’s growing sentiment that Headley..." November 17

  • Chase Headley rumors: Padres believe they'll keep 3B during offseason, per report

    SB Nation "Headley will be a free agent following 2014, but the Padres would be selling low at this point. Following end-of-the-year organizational meetings, the San Diego Padres are intent on keeping third baseman Chase Headley as he enters his final year under team control, reports Joel Sherman of the..." October 27

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    Marty Caswell @MartyCaswell

    Bud Black says Chase Headley had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this morning "everything came out fine.

  • Headley nearing franchise K record

    San Diego Union-Tribune "If Chase Headley remains a Padre for the foreseeable future he’s sure to pick up a few franchise records along the way. The dubious milestone that he’s approaching as this season winds down – Headley is eight shy of the 773 times that Nate Colbert struck out as a Padre – is as much a byproduct of..." September 21

  • Cashner, Gyorko, Headley lead Padres 8-2 rout of Phillies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Andrew Cashner allowed two runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings and Jedd Gyorko and Chase Headley had three hits apiece Tuesday night as the Padres routed Philadelphia 8-2 in the opener of a 10-game road trip. The win was the fourth straight for the Padres and their sixth in the last seven..." September 11

  • Chase Headley claimed, then pulled off waivers, won't be traded this season

    Gaslamp Ball "Baseball teams tend to put most of their players on the waiver wire each year just to see if they'll clear or if a decent trade presents itself when the player is claimed. If the team decides they don't like the deal they'll just pull out. A guy I played baseball with was a staunch believer..." August 30

  • Headley will stay in SD through year after being claimed/pulled back "Padres star third baseman Chase Headley the subject of much trade speculation over the past couple years was pulled back off waivers after being claimed and won't be traded this season sources said. Headley by rules won't be able to go back on revocable winters thiss season and thus will remain..." August 29

  • Padres place Headley on waivers "Padres third baseman Chase Headley has been placed on waivers reports Jon Heyman of Before we go any further let us keep in mind that this isn't like he's been designated for assignment. Many teams place players on waivers in August. Plus if a player is claimed the team could..." August 20

  • Yankees called about Headley but they need to look elsewhere for bats "The Yankees recently called for Padres star third baseman Chase Headley and were told there wasn't a deal to be made, according to people familiar with the brief discussion. While the Padres are willing to listen on any of their players, Headley appears to be about as close as possible to an..." July 18

  • Interest in Padres' Headley will grow

    Fox Sports "Chase Headley is the new kind of baseball free agent. Technically, he won’t be on the market until after the 2014 season. But he’s effectively available now. Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler told U-T San Diego this week that the team would offer Headley a franchise-record contract..." May 03

  • Headley not happy with timing of pending offer

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chase Headley admittedly was caught off-guard Wednesday afternoon when he was told that the Padres were preparing make him a franchise-record contract offer by mid-season. While he appreciated the idea, the timing of executive chairman Ron Fowler’s pronouncement took him aback. “I didn’t..." May 02

  • Padres formulating 'long-term' offer for Headley

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chase Headley said he “didn‘t know how to respond” Wednesday afternoon after learning that the Padres are planning to offer their star third baseman a multi-year contract that would make him the highest-paid player in franchise history. “To be honest, this is not something we’ve discussed,”..." May 02

  • Padres should offer, and Headley should

    San Diego Union-Tribune "You know what they say – it ain’t over ‘til the 15th game of the regular season. Just kidding. For the Padres, it was probably over by the 12th. Still, Chase Headley returning to the lineup Wednesday does bring up some questions about the future. And not just: when will Game162 finally..." April 18

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Headley is batting third tonight. Quick return. Fractured finger exactly one month ago today. Was told 4-6 weeks. #Padres

  • Headley's return from injury rehab expected any day "The Padres set aside a locker for Chase Headley in the visiting clubhouse at Dodger Stadium on Monday, and the injured third baseman could join the club for the final two games of a three-game series against the Dodgers. Headley continued his Minor League rehab assignment with Class A Lake..." April 16

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    Corey Brock @

    3B Chase Headley will play tonight with @Storm_Baseball with expectation that he joins #Padres on Wednesday for the final game in LA.

  • Headley gets in work at third in rehab game "Padres third baseman Chase Headley made the second start of his Minor League rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore of Sunday afternoon, his first in the field. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts for the Storm. Headley plans to play the field again on Monday, although that decision hasn't..." April 15

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    Corey Brock @

    No word on when #Padres Chase Headley will start rehab stint. My guess is Sunday. Thumb is fine to hit, but feels it when closes glove.

  • Headley's thumb healing; he takes grounders "The Padres were off on Monday, though there was still good news to be had regarding the injured left thumb of third baseman Chase Headley. Headley, who fractured the tip of the thumb on March 17, had an X-ray and stress tests conducted on the thumb on Monday. The news was good. "It's healing..." April 09

  • Wright considers Headley in his realm

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres got their first victory of the season Thursday on runs from players batting in Chase Headley’s spot and an RBI from the kid filling in at his position. Still, the second-best third baseman in Citi Field for the season-opening series between loomed large because he didn’t..." April 04

  • Staying connected, sharp priority for Headley "It wasn't so much despair that Chase Headley felt when he missed 39 games with a broken finger during the 2011 season. It was more like desolation. "I felt invisible," Headley said. That's why the Padres' third baseman -- who will miss most of the opening month with a fractured tip of his..." April 01

  • Fractured left thumb will cost Chase Headley a month "Padres third baseman Chase Headley, coming off one of the best seasons in franchise history, will miss the first month of the season after fracturing the tip of his left thumb on Sunday. Headley, who won National League Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards in 2012, sustained what the Padres'..." March 18

  • Headley jams thumb, Opening Day in doubt "Third baseman Chase Headley, coming off one of the best single-season performances in Padres history, could miss Opening Day because of an injured left thumb, learned late Sunday night. Headley, who won Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards last season, sustained what the Padres' medical..." March 18

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    Corey Brock @

    Bad news on Padres 3B Chase Headley. He has a small fracture in left thumb. Could miss a month.

  • Headley jams left thumb, awaits X-ray results "Padres third baseman Chase Headley jammed his thumb while trying to break up a double play against the Angels on Sunday, prompting him to leave the game after just one inning to undergo an X-ray. Immediately after his team's 7-4 loss to the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium, Padres manager Bud..." March 17

  • Team USA calls Chase Headley

    Sporting News "New York Mets third baseman David Wright was examined Friday in New York after being scratched from Team USA's lineup just moments before the first pitch of Thursday's game against the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, according to Wright complained of discomfort in his..." March 15

  • With Chase Headley likely unavailable to Yankees, look to Houston Astros

    New York Daily News "San Diego third baseman Chase Headley is the ideal candidate to help revive the Yankees’ aching lineup. It would be so easy: You move Kevin Youkilis to first, install Headley at third, and worry about the geriatric crowd when they return. The Yankees have no idea what they’ll get from Mark..." March 11

  • Chase Headley not available yet

    MLB Daily Dish "Yesterday MLB Daily Dish's Nathan Aderhold reported that the San Diego Padres had started listening to offers for third baseman Chase Headley. However, Josh Byrnes told Peter Gammons that he's not ready to break up his team just yet. Peter Gammons @pgammo Josh Byrnes:"We've worked hard to..." March 09

  • Chase Headley wins Padres archery competition

    Gaslamp Ball "Padres manager Bud Black likes to keep things real loosey-goosey around Spring Training. Last week he carried the torch for the Catcher's Olympics but apparently baseball themed games just don't keep the players loose enough. They were still much too tight and needed to step further away from the..." February 28

  • Survey says...Chase Headley is leaving Padres

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In 2017, shortly after the Padres claim the National League West title, Chase Headley will be voted NL MVP to the delight of his Dodger teammates. This, of course, is not news to any of you. You told me this your very selves on Saturday. See, I went to PETCO Park during the Padres’ annual..." February 10

  • Headley, Padres agree to $8.575 million for 2013, avoid arbitration

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have avoided arbitration with Chase Headley for the 2013 season. But the third baseman's long-term status with the Padres remains unchanged. Headley and the Padres Wednesday night agreed to a one-year contract for 2013 that will pay Headley $8.575 million. However, there are no..." January 31

  • San Diego Padre Chase Headley wins GIBBY for Breakout Hitter of the Year

    Gaslamp Ball "I kinda didn't know that the GIBBY's existed. Maybe I knew of them in some part of my mind, but since Padres don't really win awards typically, I must not have given it much thought. Except for now. Chase Headley wins the Breakout Hitter of the Year GIBBY. This year's GIBBY Awards..." December 05

  • Padres, Chase Headley haven't discussed an extension yet "The Padres haven't discussed an extension with third baseman Chase Headley yet, according to's Corey Brock. Headley is still under team control for two more seasons, and isn't eligible to become a free agent until after the 2014 season. After hitting .286/.376/.498 with 31 home runs..." November 07

  • Headley wins second straight Player of the Month award

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The awards keep coming in for Chase Headley. The third baseman was named the National League Player of the Month for September on Tuesday, marking the second straight month that Headley won the honor. Headley, 28, was also unanimously voted the Padres Player of the Year for 2012 by writers..." October 03

  • Chase Headley is finally living up to that Savior nickname

    Gaslamp Ball "Now, far be it from me to call Jeff Sullivan of Lookout Landing (the SB Nation blog for our hated rivals) a "nerd", but I do enjoy the way he starts out his latest Fangraphs piece on Chase Headley. I don't intend to mean-spiritedly pick on the fine folks over at Baseball Prospectus, but in..." September 13

  • Grand slam gives Chase Headley the NL RBI lead

    Hardball Talk "The Padres play in the game's toughest ballpark for hitters and they entered the day ranked 26th of the 30 major league teams in runs scored, but they now have the NL RBI leader after Chase Headley hit a grand slam Sunday in an 8-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Headley, whose previous career high..." September 10

  • Headley's slam leads Padres past Diamondbacks 8-2

    San Jose Mercury News "Chase Headley hit a grand slam to extend his career-bests to 27 homers and an NL-high 102 RBIs, and Carlos Quentin followed with a homer for San Diego's first back-to-back shots this season as the Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-2 Sunday. Batting left-handed, Headley continued his..." September 09