According to a Tweet from Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the New York Yankees have had scouts watching San Diego Padres’ third baseman Chase Headley. The Padres, with their overhaul in the front office, having fired general manager Josh Byrnes, are most likely going to be dealing several of their established players, including Headley, Carlos Quentin, Seth Smith, Chris Denorfia, Huston Street, Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit.
Yankees are scouting Padres 3B Chase Headley regularly, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 1, 2014
The Yankees are shopping for an impact bat, and have always been intrigued with Headley. He might come cheaper than many had expected coming into the season because of the Padres’ overall poor performance at the plate, combined with Headley’s medical issues. He has spent time on the disabled list this season with a strained calf, and he is now dealing with a herniated disc in his back. The Toronto Blue Jays are also believed to be interested in Headley.