Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:45:12 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley's recent hot steak aligns with him reverting back to his natural grip on the bat. He overlaps the pinky and ring fingers of his top batting hand over the index and middle fingers of his lower hand. Headley suffered a broken bone in his right hand last spring training and had to abandon the grip but has recently returned to it.
Fantasy Tip: Headley's numbers haven't been the same since the 2013 spring training injury. If it is as simple as his batting grip, fantasy owners should be delighted. Headley has brought his batting average up 29 points in a week.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:35:21 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have had talks about San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:05:38 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to talk with the San Diego Padres about the availability of 3B Chase Headley, according to sources.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:42:08 -0700
The New York Yankees, who have had interest in trading for San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley in the past, aren't strongly pursuing him at the moment.
Fantasy Tip: As it is with most Padres hitters, they would benefit tremendously with a move away from pitching-friendly PETCO Park. Headley has dealt with nagging injuries and hasn't been very productive at all this year.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:12:22 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have checked in on the availability of San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley, but have not made an offer at this point.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:15:56 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (back) is returning to the lineup Tuesday, June 24. He's hitting cleanup.
Fantasy Tip: Sure, it's in the punchless Pads lineup, but at least CI-desperate deep-mixed players get an asset back.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:12:01 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (back) participated in his normal pre-game routine Monday, June 23, and could return as soon as Tuesday, June 24, if he feels OK. He received an epidural injection in his lower back Friday, June 20, in an attempt to ease the pain in his herniated disc.
Fantasy Tip: Headley has been struggling but would be a welcome piece for desperate deep-mixed clubs.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:28:59 -0700
Even before the San Diego Padres relieved Josh Byrnes of his general manager duties on Sunday, June 22, the team had expressed an interest in conducting a fire sale. Sources indicate OF Chris Denorfia, 3B Chase Headley, OF Carlos Quentin and OF Seth Smith could all be available.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:51:59 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (back, leg) was out of the starting lineup for the fourth consecutive game Sunday, June 22.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:11:02 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (back, leg) revealed that he has been bothered by back and leg pain for the last month caused by a herniated disc. He is optimistic that he can return to the lineup in a few days but said no concrete timetable exists for treatment.
Fantasy Tip: INFs Alexi Amarista and Jace Peterson will split time between second base and third base until Headley returns to action. Cs Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera are emergency options for playing the hot corner. None of these players make appealing fantasy options, with the possible exception of deep NL-only leagues.