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 CBSSports.com reported in March that negotiations for an extension have been tabled until after the season, at which point Headley will be a free agent.
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