The Yankees made an upside gamble Thursday, acquiring third baseman Chase Headley and cash from the Padres in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and pitcher Rafael De Paula.
The Yankees have acquired 3B Chase Headley and cash from the Padres in exchange for INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) July 22, 2014
Headley has the potential to be an impact bat. In 2012, he hit 31 home runs and led the National League with 115 RBIs. He’s scuffled and struggled with various injuries since then. This year, Headley is hitting .229 with seven home runs.