San Diego Padres’ Trade Rumor Mill

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Jul 1, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman

Chase Headley

(7) hits an RBI single during the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Headley

Early yesterday morning, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted out what most of us already knew, that the Toronto Blue Jays are scouting the third baseman heavily and are a possible suitor. Just 3  games out of first place in the A.L. East, Ken Rosenthal believes the team’s most immediate need is a hitter, and Toronto has been hard pressed this year to find offensive production at third base.  Juan Francisco has fell off after a fast start and is batting .230 with a 79:19 K/BB ratio.  Conversely, Headley may just be finding his stroke going 10 for his last 17. Another team that has high regards of Headley are the New York Yankees, according to Jon Heyman, who are just a half-game back of those Blue Jays. Considering Headley’s latest hot streak, interested teams in the same division, and a dying contract, the Padres may act swiftly in moving Headley, for a couple of young bats.