Chase Headley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yankees unprepared for the inevitable with Chase Headley

    New York Post "The Red Sox’s feel-good offseason of David Price and Craig Kimbrel and a surging belief that their young talent is ready to flourish in full on the major league level was unsettled in the last week when Pablo Sandoval opened his mouth and lifted his shirt. Sandoval held a tone-deaf press..." February 25

  • Yankees' Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury out with back injuries

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees third baseman Chase Headley is out with back stiffness, he said. Headley said he would likely have been able to play Thursday, but added that the team figures it's best to get him rest before the stiffness potentially gets worse. headley said he wasn't particularly worried about the..." October 01

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Chase Headley said he feels ready to play but is OK with Yankees giving him an extra day

  • A-Rod is no threat to steal Chase Headley’s third base job

    New York Post "They hugged. They talked. They hit in the same group. They fielded ground balls together. And when Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez were done with a workout at the minor league complex Tuesday that made for a nice photo opportunity nothing had changed: Only a fool believes there is any chance..." February 24

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    headley signing with yanks. 4 yrs, a little north of $50M

  • Yankees, Chase Headley agree to four-year deal

    Yes Network "One long-desired free agent that may be soon be in the Yankees fold is third baseman Chase Headley. On Sunday night, Cashman told WNBC's Bruce Beck that "Chase wants to be a Yankee" and that he "checks off every box" the Yankees want in an infield acquisition, and 12 hours later, FOX Sports' Ken..." December 15

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    With Yankees willing to go to a fourth year in their offer to Chase Headley, there is growing hope in the organization they will land him.

  • Marlins reach out to Chase Headley in effort to improve lineup

    CBS Sports "The Miami Marlins, who may have an interesting idea to fill their first base opening, have reached out to free agent third baseman Chase Headley and may be ready to make a significant offer. Headley, of course, would play third base, with Casey McGehee, the NL Comeback Player of the Year in..." December 04

  • Marlins' interest in Headley derailed by word of alleged $65-million offer

    CBS Sports "The Marlins like Chase Headley very much and have been weighing an offer for the free agent third baseman, but it appears they are delaying the pursuit at least for now after learning about a huge offer allegedly made to Headley. Marlins people either heard via the baseball grapevine or read a..." December 04

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Clubs being told Chase Headley has a four-year offer for ~$65M. @JonHeymanCBS says Marlins interested. Unclear if that's the team.

  • Source: NY cooling on Chase but likes Rob

    ESPN New York "December is the month of giving and receiving, and over the past five Decembers, the Yankees have done plenty of both. Last December, they signed Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Hiroki Kuroda and Brendan Ryan as free agents. In December 2012, it was Kevin Youkilis and Ichiro..." December 02

  • Yankees won't get into bidding war for Chase Headley, according to source

    New York Daily News "Pablo Sandoval collected a payday of nearly $100 million from the Red Sox. Now Chase Headley is primed to cash in with a meaty contract of his own. No, Headley won’t be looking at a deal approaching nine figures like the Panda did, but with Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez both headed to Boston, the..." November 26

  • Chase Headley a priority for Yanks

    ESPN New York "The Yankees are making a strong push to sign free-agent infielder Chase Headley because they think Alex Rodriguez will be unable to play third base on an everyday basis when he returns in 2015, a source told According to the source, a baseball executive who requested anonymity..." November 10

  • Yankees begin talks to bring back third baseman Chase Headley

    CBS Sports "The Yankees may check in on World Series hero Pablo Sandoval, but with his asking price over $100 million, they are focusing on bringing back Chase Headley for third base and have already begun those negotiations. The Yankees like Sandoval, of course, but they are also quite comfortable with..." November 03

  • How A-Rod and Sandoval muddle Yankees’ Headley situation

    New York Post "The Yankees have an interest in bringing back third baseman Chase Headley, and there are indications the switch-hitting free agent would welcome a return to The Bronx. Headley impressed Yankees brass and players with his play and clubhouse attitude, and the back problem that was an issue in San..." November 03

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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