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Chase Headley may miss Opening Day because of jammed thumb

Mar 18, 2013, 9:43 AM EST

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We learned yesterday that Chase Headley had jammed his thumb trying to break up a double play in a game and would be day-to-day.  That prognosis has been downgraded, reports Corey Brock of manager Bud Black says that Headley needs “X-rays and maybe some other scans” and that he may now miss Opening Day.

Losing Headley for an extended period would be a big blow to the Padres, both for competitive reasons and, if the team is not competitive, because Headley stands to be a much sought-after trade chit this summer.

Last year he hit 31 home runs with a league-leading 115 RBI, earning himself a fifth-place finish in NL MVP award balloting.


  1. icanspeel - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Mets vs Padres on opening day with both star 3B possibly out. Way to start the year.

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