Go back a month and one day ago and everything was golden for Chase Headley. Coming off of a career year in which he hit 31 home runs, knocked in 115, stole 17 bases and even won the Gold-Glove award, he was looking to man the hot corner for a San Diego Padres team looking to make a run at the National League West division. Then bad luck happened.
His presence was very welcomed in the clubhouse as his teammates were excited to have him suit up once again. Nick Hundley exclaimed, “Chase had a monster year last year.” Where as first baseman Yonder Alonso said, “We’re very exctied for him to be back.”
Fracturing the tip of his left thumb, he has missed a month and has been rehabbing recently, playing four games for Class A Lake Elsinore where he went 3 for 12. Don’t worry too much about the lack of production during the rehab stint though, the good news is that he is able to now field as well as swing the bat with minimal to no pain.
His presence was very welcomed in the clubhouse a...