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

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

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, 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

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.

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