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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Headley (face) has been cleared to play by a neurologist, but will rest until at least Monday, MLB.com reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said Headley will taking batting practice on Sunday, and the team will ultimately determine what to do from there. Given the location of the injury, it could have been much worse, but Headley and the team are choosing to play it safe for at least one more day.

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Headley (head) said he felt very lucky and believed his injury could have ended much worse. Although, it still may be a few days before he returns to action. Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Headly was very lucky to end up only needing a few stitches, as he was hit in the face by a pitch Wednesday night. He will not be ready to play Saturday, but could rejoin the team Sunday when they take on the Red Sox. Martin Prado has been filling in for Headley during his absense.

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Headley (face) passed all of his concussion tests, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

It's great news for Headley, who was hit near the mouth with a pitch late in Thursday's game. While he will not be available for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Headley has rejoined the team and it sounds like he has a chance to return this weekend.

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Healey (face) has rejoined the team but will not be available Friday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Although Headley did not suffer any facial fractured after being hit in the face by a pitch Thursday night, he did receive stitches and was scheduled to visit a neurologist Friday. The results of his exam with the neurologist have not been disclosed, and thus Headley's status for a return this weekend is decidedly cloudy.

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Headley (mouth) did not sustain any bone fractures but received stitches and will visit with a neurologist after taking a pitch to the face Thursday night, ESPN New York reports.

The Yankees are yet to provide any sort of timetable for Headley's return, and remains to be seen whether he'll return this season. The good news is Headley was able to walk off the field with assistance from team trainers Thursday night, but whether or not he suffered nerve damage is unknown at this time.