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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Chase Headley exits after HBP

By on 6/05/2014 12:00:00 PM

San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley left Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning after being hit in the left leg by Francisco Liriano in the first inning (video here and below). According to Corey Brock of, Padres manager Bud Black said Headley should be ready for the Padres' next game, which is Friday against the Washington Nationals. Headley has hit .208/.319/.351 (OPS+ 99) in 23 games since May 10, when he returned from two weeks on the DLwith a strained right calf.


Prior to the right leg injury, Headley strained his left leg in spring training, losing a month of work. He also injured his right biceps on April 16. Headley underwent surgery on his left knee last October to repair a torn mensicus.

Two years ago, Chase Headley was the Padres' reliable star—Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, MVP candidate, a league-leading 115 RBI. But in 2013 he played through a knee injury for most of the season and his production dropped, as did his chances of signing a long-term deal with San Diego.

Headley, now in his age-30 season, was the Padres' second-round draft pick in 2005, making his major-league debut on June 15, 2007. He is in his third arbitration year, at a salary of $10.53 million for 2014. Jon Heyman of reported in March that negotiations for an extension have been tabled until after the season, at which point Headley will be a free agent.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats

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