Found August 21, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The San Diego Padres have placed third baseman Chase Headley on waivers, according to CBS' Jon Heyman. Placing players on waivers is standard procedure and deals don't often happen, but this may be different. The Padres are 16.5 games out of first place in the NL West and Headley won't negotiate a deal during the season. Headley told this to Corey Brock of MLB.com: "We made it abundantly clear [before] that we didn't want to talk about it during the season," Headley told MLB.com by phone before the Padres faced the Cubs at Wrigley Field. "I didn't think that for me and for the team that it was good to get caught up with all of this during the season." With Headley unwilling to negotiate a contract extension during the season, could the Padres try to trade Headley? He is under contract for the rest of this year and all of next year and Heyman notes that there is a "decent chance" that Headley is claimed. With Headley now on waivers, who are some of the teams that could show interest in him? New York Yankees: Yes, the Yankees just acquired Mark Reynolds, but Headley would be a great addition for the Yankees as they are fighting in a pennant race. The Yankees even called the Padres about Headley prior to the deadline, according to CBS' Jon Heyman, so we know that the Yankees have shown interest in him. Los Angeles Dodgers: I bet after you read that you said "ugh, the Dodgers?" The Dodgers have a hole at third base, as they have Juan Uribe starting at the hot corner. On the year, Uribe is hitting .281 with seven home runs and 36 RBI's. While Uribe hasn't struggled, Headley could make their offense even more dangerous, which is a scary thought. There will be plenty of teams that could show interest in Headley, but those are just a few of the teams that could show interest. Prior to the deadline, Jon Heyman reported that it is believed that it would take a "special prospect" for the Padres to even think about trading Headley. The Padres will have teams interested, but will a potential claiming team bite if the price is in fact a "special prospect?" That's unknown at the moment, but there should be plenty of teams interested in him. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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