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Chase Headley suffers calf strain

Feb 22, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

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Bad news for the Padres this afternoon, as Corey Brock of reports that third baseman Chase Headley has suffered a right calf strain. Headley is using crutches as a precaution and believes that the injury will cost him a couple of weeks, but Jeff Sanders of UT-San Diego writes that more should be known following an MRI, which will likely take place on Monday.

This is the second straight year that Headley has suffered an injury during spring training, as he fractured the tip of his left thumb last March and didn’t make his season debut until April 17. The 29-year-old ended up hitting .250/.347/.400 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI over 141 games and required arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in October. He’s hoping to bounce back in his walk year, but his health isn’t doing him any favors.

The Padres traded Logan Forsythe to the Rays last month, so if Headley needs to miss the start of the season, they could go with Jedd Gyorko at third base and Alexi Amarista at second base.

  1. 13yrsmlbvet - Feb 22, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    A Padre injury? Shocker.

  2. builttuff96797 - Feb 22, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Well I hope we get this out of our system now and we have a good season with low amount of injuries if not any, we are due for a good year its been a while..Hopefully we can dominate the west this yr and throw off the Dodgers for a change. My fingers are crossed. Regardless I’m a diehard Padres fan.

  3. yahmule - Feb 22, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    This guy is an old 29.

  4. ch0psuey - Feb 22, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Well, crap.

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