Jul 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) singles in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Getting To Know Yankees Third Baseman Chase Headley

The New York  Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres.  The Yankees sent Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula to the Padres and in exchange, the Yankees receive Chase Headley and $1 million.

Headley, is from Fountain, Colorado, he was a Valedictorian in high school, and was a two-sport star in basketball and obviously baseball.  While a senior in high school, he was selected to play on the Colorado Rockies All-Star team, a team made up of the best prep players in the State of Colorado, and also was selected to play on the Rockies scout team. After high school, Headley starred at the University of the South Pacific and played shortstop.  His sophomore year, Headley transferred to the University of Tennessee where he switched to third base from shortstop, his junior year he broke Todd Helton‘s base on balls record.

Headley has not been the same player the last two seasons, but the Yankees are hoping they can get the guy who blasted 31 homers and drove in 115 runs in 2012. He is 30-years-old and will be a free agent at the end of this season. This change of scenery could be just what Headley needs to revive his once-promising career.

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