Padres designate 3B Headley for assignment
San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley has been designated for assignment, the team announced on Saturday.
Headley, making $13million in the final season of a four-year, $52m contract signed in 2015 with the New York Yankees, is hitting .115 with zero home runs and four RBIs in 52 at-bats this season.
Headley lost his starting job early this season to Christian Villanueva, who is batting .232 with nine home runs and 20 RBIs. Headley has failed to live up to expectations since hitting 31 home runs with 115 RBIs in 2012 with the Padres.
The Padres (14-26) are last in the National League West standings.
"It got to the point where it's best for everyone involved to make that change. Nothing but gratitude towards the way he did his job. Wish him the absolute best." - Andy Green on Chase Headley pic.twitter.com/VOkMgDvYj7-- San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 12, 2018