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Padres Welcome Back Chase Headley In Trade With Yankees

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Third baseman Chase Headley is returning to his old stomping grounds.

After two months and three full seasons with the New York Yankees, Headley was dealt back to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday morning.

Headley, 33, made his Major League debut for the Padres in 2007 and played in parts of eight seasons for them before being traded to the Yankees days before the 2014 trade deadline.

The Yankees also sent right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in addition to Headley. In exchange, New York received outfielder Jabari Blash.

Mitchell, 26, posted a 5.79 ERA in 20 games (one start) for the Yankees in 2017 across 32 2/3 innings. Since making his Major League debut for New York 2014, he’s 2-6 with a 4.94 ERA in 98 1/3 innings spanning 48 games (nine starts).

Blash, 28, hit .213/.333/.341 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 164 at-bats for the Padres in 2017. In 235 career at-bats for San Diego since 2016, he’s a .200 hitter.

Headley hit .262 in 1,750 at-bats for the Yankees. In his three full seasons for them, he averaged 148 games, 12 homers, and 58 RBIs.

In his career, Headley has averaged 15 homers and 68 RBIs per 162 games (1,409 total games). If you exclude his Silver Slugger 2012 campaign where he hit 31 homers and drove in 115 runs over 161 games, his 162-game averages would be 13 homers and 62 RBIs; Headley hasn’t had more than 14 homers and 64 RBIs in any other season.

Headley’s .273 batting average in 2017 was his highest since his 2012 career year when he hit .286. In addition, he’s coming off a solid ALCS against the Houston Astros, going 7 for 18 (.389) in six games.

Overall for his career, Headley’s a .264/.344/.402 hitter with 130 homers, 271 doubles, 592 RBIs, and 93 stolen bases (57 from 2009-12).

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Rays Recall Austin Meadows

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The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled outfielder Austin Meadows to their active roster, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Tompkin.

In addition to Meadows, right handers Austin Pruitt and Chih-Wei Hu, along with lefty Hoby Milner, will be joining the big league roster.

Meadows, 23, posted a  .292/.327/.468 line over 165 plate appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season, prior to being sent over in exchange for starting pitcher Chris Archer.

 

 

 

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Orioles’ Adam Jones Discusses Vetoed Trade, Free Agency

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Baltimore Orioles veteran outfielder Adam Jones has seen the organization undergo a major rebuild, and have traded away pieces to start from scratch. Jones was expected to be traded but it has been reported that the veteran exercised his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade that would’ve sent him from Baltimore to the Phillies shortly before the non-waiver trade deadline.

“It just wasn’t right for me” Jones said, during an interview with Sara Perlman of MASNsports.com.

“I was playing center field at the time, and they wanted me to go play right field and platoon. That was the situation there, and it’s understandable. That’s how their roster was constructed, and that’s National League ball — double-switch and all that kind of stuff. … It wasn’t the right move for me, especially going into free agency. I’m not going into free agency looking like I’m [Nolan] Arenado, [Manny] Machado or [Bryce] Harper — obviously not — but I want to continue to create and maintain my stock. Going there to platoon, obviously in a good environment, a winning environment, would’ve hurt me in the long run. If I was 36, 37, a little older and toward the end of it all, of course — that would’ve been a very ideal and smart move, because it’d make sense. … I wish the Phillies the best, because I believe they have a really good team.”

Jones also discussed his pending free agency, adding, “Whoever wants me to run around [in the outfield] for them, whether it’s center, right, left, I could care less. I just want to play.”

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Yankees Activate Aaron Judge

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The New York Yankees have activated slugger Aaron Judge for tonight;s game, manager Aaron Boone said, according to SNY’s Andy Martino.

Judge has not been cleared to hit in a live game, he will be able to play in the field and run the bases while he finished his preparations for his full return. Although Judge isn’t fully back, this step is welcomed for a Yankees team that his been dreadful at the plate for over a month, and has seen their lead for the top Wild Card spot dwindle.

 

 

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