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  1. There is “growing sentiment” that the Padres will trade Chase Headley this offseason

    Nov 17, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe: Chase Headley, 3B, Padres — There’s growing sentiment that Headley will be traded this offseason. There’s been talk about an extension, but the Padres, who are now willing to increase payroll under CEO Mike Dee’s leadership, are thinking that they can improve a couple of…

  2. Chase Headley follows disappointing year with knee surgery

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    After spending the first two weeks of the year on the disabled list Chase Headley returned to play 141 of the Padres’ final 148 games, but now that the season is over Marty Caswell of 1090-AM in San Diego reports that he underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery. Last season Headley led the NL in RBIs…

  3. The Braves hazed their rookies after losing 4-0 to the Padres

    Sep 15, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Atlanta Braves

    Padres starter Burch Smith proved to be too much for the Braves’ offense this afternoon as the right-hander shut them out over seven innings, logging ten strikeouts. Behind Chase Headley‘s two-run home run in the sixth and Tommy Medica‘s solo shot in the seventh, the Padres had more than enough offense to topple the NL…

  4. Report: Chase Headley claimed off revocable waivers, pulled back by Padres

    Aug 29, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Chase Headley was claimed off revocable waivers by an unidentified team and pulled back by the Padres. As a result, he is now assured of staying with San Diego for the rest of the season. After a breakthrough season in 2012 in which Headley finished fifth in the National…

  5. Zack Greinke is hitting .340 (oh, and he also took a shutout into the ninth inning)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only did Zack Greinke take a shutout into the ninth inning against the Cubs last night to improve to 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA, he also went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk at the plate to continue a remarkable season offensively. Greinke is hitting .340 with a .426 on-base percentage in…

  6. Should the Padres lock up their entire infield?

    May 31, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Padres third baseman Chase Headley will enter his fourth and final year of arbitration going into the 2014 season, after which he would become eligible for free agency. For quite some time, the Padres have been reported as either shopping Headley or guarding him closely with plans to offer him a contract extension. As of…

  7. The Padres don’t plan on moving Chase Headley

    May 17, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Recently, Padres third baseman Chase Headley said he won’t negotiate a contract extension with the team during the season. Headley is eligible for his fourth year of arbitration going into 2014, after which he would become eligible for free agency. Headley has, for a while, been one of the most bandied-about names in trade rumors,…

  8. Alex Cobb had an interesting third inning tonight

    May 10, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays are playing host to the San Diego Padres in an inter-league three-game series this weekend, leading off with an Alex Cobb/Edinson Volquez starting pitching match-up tonight. After allowing two runs in the first on solo home runs by Will Venable and Carlos Quentin, Cobb had an interesting third inning. Venable struck out to…

  9. So much for that: Chase Headley won’t negotiate with the Padres during the season

    May 2, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    OK, now this is just awkward. Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said yesterday that he’s given general manager Josh Byrnes the go-ahead to re-start long-term contract negotiations with Chase Headley and is willing to make the third baseman “the highest-paid player in club history.” It was a whole big story in San Diego today, with…

  10. Padres ready to re-start contract talks with Chase Headley

    May 2, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    After failing to agree to a long-term contract extension with the Padres this offseason Chase Headley explained that the two sides “weren’t on the same page” and added that “this close to free agency, it has to be a good deal for us.” Two months later Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that “Padres executive chairman…

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 29, 2013, 5:40 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Pirates 9, Cardinals 0: Two homers for Russell Martin and a strong start from Jeff Locke. The Pirates — the Pittsburgh Pirates — are in first place in the National League Central. This goes with the Royals being in first place in the AL Central. I predicted each of these teams would be better this…

  12. Barry Zito is a reborn Christian, “really excited” about owning and shooting guns

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Barry Zito

    Barry Zito got tagged with some sort of hippie/playboy/zen master stereotype when he came up with the A’s. Since then most of that has been obscured by talk of his contract, his pitching struggles and then his nice little comeback the past season or so. But his interview in the May “GQ” reveals a much different Barry…

  13. Padres activate Chase Headley, place Cameron Maybin on disabled list with wrist injury

    Apr 17, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Padres have activated third baseman Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list in time for Wednesday evening’s series-finale against the Dodgers. Cameron Maybin was put on the disabled list in a corresponding roster move because of a left wrist injury. This news comes courtesy of MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Headley has been sidelined…

  14. Chase Headley takes batting practice, nears rehab stint

    Apr 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Chase Headley‘s fractured thumb feels good enough that he was able to take batting practice yesterday from both sides of the plate and Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres third baseman could be cleared for a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend. Headley was initially given a 4-6 week recovery timetable…

  15. Bud Black will be moving Jedd Gyorko around a lot

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    Don’t get too comfortable, kid. On Twitter, Corey Brock says manager Bud Black will be using the rookie at both second and third base depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher: at second base with a lefty on the hill, and at third base against a right-hander. Cody Ransom will start at third base…

  16. Logan Forsythe out at least six weeks with plantar fasciitis

    Mar 28, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Logan Forsythe was set to fill in for the injured Chase Headley at third base, but the Padres announced that he’ll miss at least six weeks with plantar fasciitis. Forsythe has previously played through the foot injury, but he’ll be shut down completely and wear a walking boot for three weeks. San Diego’s infield is…

  17. Logan Forsythe likely to be placed on 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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    The San Diego infield has taken another punch. According to beat writer Corey Brock of MLB.com, Logan Forsythe, who was expected to fill in at third base for the injured Chase Headley, will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list before the beginning of the regular season due to a recent flareup of the…

  18. 2013 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bud Black

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The San Diego Padres. The Big Question: Can the Padres build on their strong second half from last year? While…

  19. Chase Headley out at least four weeks with small fracture in left thumb

    Mar 18, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Padres general manager Josh Byrnes told Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune that the four-week timetable is “optimistic” and that Headley could miss as much as six weeks. Yikes. 6:41 PM: Unfortunate news coming out of Padres’ camp. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Chase Headley was diagnosed with a small fracture in…

  20. Chase Headley may miss Opening Day because of jammed thumb

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

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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 MLB.com: manager Bud Black says that Headley needs “X-rays and maybe some other scans” and that he may now miss Opening Day. Losing…

  21. Chase Headley leaves game with jammed thumb

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Third baseman Chase Headley, the MVP of the San Diego Padres last year, left today’s split-squad game against the Angels with a thumb injury, reports MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez: Headley singled in the top of the first inning, putting his Cactus League batting average at .448, but he appeared to hurt the thumb while sliding into…

  22. Chase Headley could replace David Wright on USA roster for WBC finals

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    If the United States can make it to the World Baseball Classic finals Chase Headley could replace the injured David Wright on the roster. Wright was scratched from last night’s game against the Dominican Republic with back soreness, but WBC rules bar teams from replacing players mid-round. Headley told Bill Center of the San Diego…

  23. Padres’ Jedd Gyorko raising his stock early

    Mar 1, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, made noise last season when he hit 30 home runs and drove in 100 runs between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson. MLB.com listed him as the #50 prospect overall going into the 2013 season and he just may make the…

  24. Padres prospect Jedd Gyorko has three home runs and nine RBI in just four spring games

    Feb 26, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Jedd Gyorko is fighting Logan Forsythe this spring in Padres camp for the club’s starting second base job. And he’s off to a pretty phenomenal start. Gyorko slugged a pinch-hit solo home run on Tuesday afternoon in the Friars’ 7-5 defeat of the Reds and now has three homers and nine total RBI through just…

  25. Chase Headley, Padres “not on the same page” regarding a long term deal

    Feb 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Chase Headley  just signed a one year deal avoiding arbitration. But if the’s going to stay in San Diego for the long haul, there’s a lot of work to to: “We talked about a long-term contract briefly at the start of these negotiations,” said Headley. “It was a quick discussion. We weren’t on the same…

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