MLB rumors: San Diego Padres open to trade offers for Chase Headley?

Jul 28, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres infielder Chase Headley (7) triples to center against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres seemingly go back and forth in regards to trading third baseman Chase Headley. One month they’re open to moving him, the next they’re not.

It was thought we finally had a resolution to the consistent trade rumors when the Padres said they were not going to trade Headley, but now according to the New York Post, San Diego is open to offers for the third baseman:

The Padres have made a few runs at signing third baseman Chase Headley to a long-term contract to no avail, and now according to sources, San Diego is willing to listen to offers for the switch-hitter.

Of course, the Padres may have waited a bit too long on Headley, who’s coming off a relatively poor season offensively and is entering the final year of his contract.

Headley of course clubbed 31 home runs and drove in 115 runs during the 2012 campaign, but last year only managed 13 home runs to go alongside 50 RBI. Combine that with his impending free agency and the Padres will likely struggle to draw fair value in a trade.

Topics: Chase Headley, San Diego Padres

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