Sep 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates mascot interacts with San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) in the outfield before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: White Sox interested in trading for Padres' Chase Headley?


The San Diego Padres can’t seem to make a decision on third baseman, Chase Headley. Do they keep him or do they trade him? It’s been a question the team has seemingly been asking themselves for over a season now and it’s a question that continues to linger.

Teams like the New York Yankees have shown interest in Headley but the Padres have been reluctant to move him as they’ve had quite the asking price, which is understandable given his MVP-like 2012 season where he clubbed 31 home runs in addition to hitting .289. Of course, teams balking to pay such an elevated price is understandable given Headley’s woeful 2013 season where he only hit .250 and had 13 home runs.

Regardless, teams still have interest in Headley if the Padres are willing to drop their asking price, like the Chicago White Sox:

A source said the Sox have shown interest in 29-year-old Padres third baseman Chase Headley, although indications are the Padres might wait until midseason to shop him. He becomes a free agent after next season, so he wouldn’t make much sense unless he could be locked up long term.

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