The New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres, according to the YES Network’s Jack Curry.
Chase Headley is about to join the Yankees. Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire him from the Padres.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 22, 2014
In return, the Yankees are sending Yangervis Solarte and prospect Rafael DePaula to San Diego, according to ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand.
DePaula, 23, has yet to make it past A-Ball and is 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in Tampa this season. He was ranked as the Yankees #4 prospect as recently as last September.
The Yankees have been looking for an upgrade at third base with Kelly Johnson’s failure to live up to expectations. Solarte looked like he would be the guy all season, but he hit a wall offensively. The Zelous Wheeler experiment hasn’t exactly gone well either.
This season, Headley is hitting .229 with 7 home runs and 32 RBIs. Those numbers are a far cry from when he hit 31 homers and drove in 115 RBIs in 2012.
This is the 2nd selling move by the Padres in the last week. San Diego traded Houston Street to the Angels on Saturday.
What impact this will have on Alex Rodriguez’s future with the Yankees is unclear at this time.