San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have traded 3rd baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees for prospects, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Chase Headley’s career has plummeted since his breakout season in 2012 when he hit .286 with with 31 homers and a National League leading 115 RBIs. Everyone believed that the San Diego Padres once Top Prospect was on his way to becoming a star and the impact bat the Padres have spent years trying to develop.
Instead Headley’s career has been in complete free fall.
Last season Chase Headley failed to even come close to his 2012 numbers, batting only .250 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI’s in only 141 games. This season Chase Headley has struggled mightily at the plate batting only .226 with 7 home runs and 31 RBI’s.
The Padres it is assumed won’t likely be able to acquire top prospects for Chase Headley due to him being in the last year of his contract, his $10.5 million dollar salary and his decline the past few seasons. Yet the Padres were able to at least acquire another solid hard throwing prospect and a third baseman with some power and major league experience with the Yankees in Solarte. Obviously this isn’t anywhere close to what the Padres could’ve acquired from the Yankees and several other major league teams for Chase Headley two seasons ago, but considering the circumstances this is a very solid return for the Padres.