Unable to sign Chase Headley to a long-term extension the San Diego Padres have begun listening to offers for the third baseman.
Headley will become a free agent following the 2014 season and the Padres have been trying to work a new deal with him for over a year now. If the Padres feel they are unable to sign him they could opt to get a package of prospects now rather then wait for draft pick compensation.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports that the Yankees have spoken to the Padres about Headley in the past but neither side believes a deal between the two clubs will happen.
A year after hitting 31 home runs and driving in 115 RBI, Headley’s numbers dropped to 13 and 50 in 2013. In his career the 29-year-old Headley is a .269/.350/.415 hitter.