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Padres Trade Chase Headley to Yankees

Headley: Thanks Padres, San Diego for "the best years of my life"



    Padres Trade Chase Headley to Yankees
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    The Padres traded third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees on Tuesday.

    The Padres continued their push to build for the future, trading away veteran third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees on Tuesday.

    Headley, 30, has played his entire career with the Padres, who selected him in the second round of the 2005 first-year player draft.

    Immediately after news he'd been traded, he sent this message to fans via Twitter, "I would just like to thank the @Padres and the city of San Diego for the best years of my life. I'm excited to join the Yankee organization!"

    It's the second big trade for the Friars, which also dealt closer Huston Street to the Angels over the weekend.

    The Padres will get infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitcher Rafael De Paula in exchange for Headley and cash considerations.

    After a rough start that included some time on the disabled list, Headley picked it up as of late, hitting .323 in July. His was still hitting just .226 overall on the season.

    Headley will be a free agent after this season, so the Yanks are basically renting him out for the rest of the year.

    His breakout year came in 2012, when he led the league with 115 RBIs and earned both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards.

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