Report: Yankees making ‘strong push’ for Headley
ESPN’s Wallace Matthews writes the Yankees are making a strong push to sign free-agent third baseman Chase Headley.
A source told Matthews the Yankees “are looking at Headley to start at third, play some DH and back up [the oft-injured] Mark Teixeira at first base.”
That’s basically the role New York would like Alex Rodriguez to fill, but the Yankees have no idea what they’ll get out of the 39-year-old A-Rod, who was suspended all of last year and has already had two hip operations.
Headley hit well during his stint with the Yankees last year, slashing .262/.371/.398 with six home runs in 58 games.
Headley, 30, is the second-best third baseman on the market behind Pablo Sandoval. But considering all the money the Yankees owe Rodriguez, it isn’t financially feasible — even for them — to sign another big-money third baseman.
— Cash Kruth