Padres’ Chase Headley strained right calf, could miss two weeks

Sep 18, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) at the batting cage before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley will be looking improve his numbers from 2013 after having himself a career year back in 2012.

Headley blasted 31 home runs with 115 RBI’s on a batting line of .286/.376/.498 in 2012. His numbers dropped in 2013 to just 13 home runs with 50 RBI’s  with a batting line of .250/.347/.400.

But in order to improve those numbers, he’s going to have to stay healthy. With that being said, Headley is already off to a shaky start.

According to MLB.com, Chase could be missing up to two weeks after suffering a strained right calf. He suffered the strain during infield drills and was reportedly using crutches after the injury occurred.

“We’ll probably know a little more in the next couple days, but off the top of my head, it’s probably going to be a couple of weeks. But it’s not something I see being a huge issue, but it’s going to take a little time.” Headley told reporters via MLB.com.

If you’re the general manager/owner of the San Diego Padres, you want one of your best players to stay healthy and participating in almost every drill possible. I remember hearing about Headley fracturing a finger last year during Spring Training, so it’s safe to say that this time of the year may not be his favorite.

Topics: Chase Headley, San Diego Padres

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