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Fractured pinkie finger sends Chase Headley to disabled list

Aug 8, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

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Chase Headley played the final eight innings of Saturday’s game with what turned out to be a fractured pinkie finger on his left hand, but he was out of the lineup yesterday and has now been placed on the disabled list.

Headley hasn’t hit for much power this season, but he was by far the Padres’ top hitter with a .292 batting average and .380 on-base percentage, posting a .787 OPS that’s 60 points higher than anyone else on the team with at least 150 plate appearances.

Logan Forsythe got the start at third base yesterday and the Padres may also use James Darnell some there after calling him up from Triple-A to fill Headley’s roster spot. San Diego ranked 14th among NL teams in scoring with Headley in the lineup, so things might get really ugly without him grinding out at-bats and getting on base at a .380 clip.

  1. icanspeel - Aug 8, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    4 home runs on the Padres is like 12 home runs on other teams.. I mean their home run leader is Cameron Maybin with 6 lol

    • jamie54 - Aug 8, 2011 at 6:54 PM

      Right. Go figure, they put up 35 runs in 3 games against Pittsburgh this past weekend which shows you how bad the Pirates are going. Truly pathetic a team with so little power can actually win a game without pitchers shutting out the opponent, but hey, that’s baseball.

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