Padres fans will get an early taste of the Padres lineup minus Chase Headley. Scott Bair of the AP reported earlier today via twitter:
Chase Headley has fractured the tip of his thumb. He’s going to miss a month. Won’t require surgery
This is a huge setback for the Padres, who already lack offensive punch. Headley coming off his best season in the majors finished 5th in the National League MVP vote. The good news? The Padres have plenty of young bucks that can handle the hot corner until Headley is healthy. The bad news? Most of them are injured as well. Currently, the Padres have four candidates to cover the hot corner
Jesus Guzman – Terrible in the field, but solid with a bat.
James Darnell – Currently day to day with an oblique injury
Logan Forsythe – Expected back any day from a plantar fasciitis injury
Jedd Gyorko – Has been playing second base exclusively this spring and not on the 40-man roster. Although some are pushing hard for Gyorko to break camp ...