Chase Headley
3B NYY
2 months ago

Headley is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Headley has recorded a dismal .156 batting average over the last 14 games and managed to drive in just one run during that stretch. He'll head to the bench for the Yankees' season finale while Ronald Torreyes starts at the hot corner and hits eighth.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
2 months ago

Headley went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, another two-bagger, a walk and a run in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The third baseman came through with a timely run-scoring double in the sixth that closed the deficit to 3-2. Headley had gone hitless in his previous four games and finished September with an unsightly .200/.302/.293 line, but has managed his best homer total (14) since he smacked a career-high 31 back in 2012 with the Padres.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
2 months ago

Headley (back) is in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The back issue that cost Headley three games earlier in the week resurfaced Saturday, keeping him on the bench for the team's 3-0 loss to Toronto. He's apparently feeling better Sunday, however, and will get the starting nod at third base. Headley is 0-for-7 at the plate through the first three games of the series, during which the Yankees have been outscored 14-0.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
2 months ago

Headley was held out of Saturday's game with the back issue that cost him three games earlier in the week, LoHud.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Headley's back had acted up earlier in the week, and though he was able to return and start the team's past two tilts, he went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in that span. Manager Joe Girardi indicated his third baseman didn't mention the back flaring up again, but the skipper suggested the 32-year-old didn't look 100 percent healthy in his two games back. After getting an extra day off, Headley will look to return to the lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Blue Jays.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
3 months ago

Headley (back) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A bout of back tightness cost Headley three starts, but he has been cleared to return to third base Thursday against lefty Blake Snell. The switch-hitter is batting .285 on the year against lefties but is only slugging .368 from the right side, as just six of his 41 hits against southpaws have gone for extra bases.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
3 months ago

Headley (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is expected to take batting practice Wednesday and could potentially be available off the bench, as his back is feeling a little better. This gives hope to him returning to the lineup either Thursday against the Rays or sometime this weekend against the Blue Jays. Ronald Torreyes will start at third base and hit seventh Wednesday.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
3 months ago

Headley (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, LoHud's Chad Jennings reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back tightness kept him out of the lineup Sunday, and even after Monday's off day, he's still not ready to return. Donovan Solano will start at third base and hit eighth Tuesday.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
3 months ago

Headley is not in Sunday evening's lineup due to back tightness, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a team day off on tap for Monday, the Yankees decided to take a conservative approach with their regular third baseman, allowing Headley an extra day to rest. Consider him day-to-day heading into Tuesday's series opener in Tampa Bay.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
3 months ago

Headley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After seven consecutive starts at the hot corner, Headley will take a seat in favor of Ronald Torreyes. The switch-hitting third baseman is just 2-for-12 with five strikeouts in his career against Sunday starter Drew Pomeranz, so the timing seemed right to get the veteran a day off.

Chase Headley
3B NYY
3 months ago

Headley is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

His batting average and on-base percentage sit right around his 2015 output, but he is at 13 homers in 124 games after belting just 11 homers in 156 games last season. He is still a below-average slugger for the position, but in deep leagues he compiles enough counting stats to be of some use. Ronald Torreyes will start at third base and hit ninth Saturday.