In the second inning of last night’s game against the Washington Nationals, third baseman Chase Headley was pulled due to what is being reported as a calf strain. The Padres are yet to release an official statement on the injury, but their official twitter account did acknowledge that it was in fact a calf strain that forced Headley out of the game.
Corey Brock, reporting from the Padres official website, states ” Headley could officially land on the disabled list as soon as Friday.”
This is not Headley’s first issue with his calf in 2014. He suffered a similar injury to his right calf forcing him to miss the first half of Spring Training. An injury such a this could have a lingering effect, and a flare up might be what caused his exit. It appears Headley is likely heading to take the disabled list, but if he believes he can play through it then it should be a non issue.
We’ll know more about Headley’s situation as additional information is revealed later today.
UPDATE: Corey Brock has now reported that the Padres will place Headley on the disabled list. Jace Peterson will be recalled from AAA El Paso.