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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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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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