Chase Headley 3B NYY 1 day ago

Headley went 1-for-4 with a single in Friday's win over the Mets.

Headley has gotten off to a bit of a slow start as he's slashing just .242/.306/.379 in 17 games. He's launched two homers, but each came in the opening week, leaving the third baseman with just a pair of extra base hits in the following two weeks. Headley's slash line is similar to his 2014 output, but his numbers improved after the Yankees acquired him mid-season, and were hopeful that he could benefit from a full season playing at Yankee Stadium.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 2 weeks ago

Headley will bat second Tuesday against the Orioles, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

X-rays on Brett Gardner's wrist were negative, but the outfielder will miss at least one start and it will be Headley who jumps up to fill his spot in the batting order. Headley has struck out all three times he's faced right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, Tuesday's starter for Baltimore.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 2 weeks ago

Headley is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Headley has yet to sit this season, so it appears it's just a regular day off for the third baseman. Alex Rodriguez will make his first start at third this season, batting fifth as he fills in for Headley.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 2 weeks ago

Headley is hitting 2-for-11 with no extra base hits after his first series against the Blue Jays.

The 30-year-old's $52 contract seemed like a low reward for New York and this doesn't do anything to change that. If the Yankees want to rotate more players in at DH and Alex Rodriguez starts hitting, Headley's everyday role could be in trouble.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 1 month ago

Headley is hitting .313/.371/.563 with two home runs in 12 games of Grapefruit League action.

Headley re-upped with the Yankees in December despite the return from suspension of Alex Rodriguez, and since then the 30-year-old has been treated as the everyday third baseman. The team will likely try to get Rodriguez some extra at bats by occasionally playing him at the hot corner, but Headley should once again be a safe bet to be the regular option there. The switch hitter experienced an uptick in his production after getting traded midseason last year, slashing .262/.371/.398 in the Bronx, and will likely benefit from a full season in a hitter-friendly park.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 4 months ago

Headley has signed a 4-year, $52-million deal with the Yankees, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

While he probably won't put up a .371 on-base percentage with the Yankees again this season, Headley should still be valuable long-term for them thanks to his defense. The 30-year-old's offense will likely continue to diminish though; his batting average has gone down every year since 2011. This will likely displace the returning Alex Rodriguez to more of a DH/back-up third base situation.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 7 months ago

Headley is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, Maureen Mullen of reports.

Red Sox starter Steven Wright will face what amounts to a Triple-A lineup, as Yankees manager Joe Girardi is resting all of his regulars following Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Ryan Wheeler will occupy the hot corner and bat eighth.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 7 months ago

Headley was 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in the Yankees' loss to Baltimore on Wednesday.

Headley has played well for the Yankees since being acquired this summer, posting a .263/.374/.402 line with six home runs and 16 RBI.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 7 months ago

Headley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Monday against the Orioles.

Headley has provided the Yankees with some stability at third base, but he hasn't been very productive in September as he only has two home runs and four RBI in the month. He doesn't hit for a great average either, leaving him with limited fantasy value.

Chase Headley 3B NYY 7 months ago

Headley (face) is back in the starting lineup Monday, Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News reports.

After getting hit in the face by a pitch Thursday, Headley missed all four games against the Orioles over the weekend. He'll bat sixth and play third base Monday night.