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Padres Acquire INF Chase Headley, RHP Bryan Mitchell and Cash from NYY

The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Chase Headley, right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell and cash considerations from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.
December 12, 2017

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Chase Headley, right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell and cash considerations from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.Headley, 33, hit .273 (140-for-512) with 30 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs,

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Chase Headley, right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell and cash considerations from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.
Headley, 33, hit .273 (140-for-512) with 30 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, 61 RBI and 77 runs scored for the Yankees in 2017. The former Padre played parts of eight seasons with San Diego (2007-14) and earned All-Star honors in 2012 after leading the National League with 115 RBI while hitting .286 and setting career highs in hits (173), home runs (31), runs scored (95) and walks (86). Headley also won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards in 2012 after leading all Major League third basemen in games played (161) and assists (315) and topped all NL third basemen in home runs, runs scored and walks. Originally acquired by the Padres in the second round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, the switch-hitter owns a lifetime .264 (1331-for-5036) average with 271 doubles, 16 triples, 130 home runs, 592 RBI and 635 runs scored in 1,409 games played over parts of 11 Major League seasons.
Mitchell, 26, made 20 appearances (one start) for the Yankees in 2017, going 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA (21 ER, 32.2 IP). He also appeared in 14 games (13 starts) for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre, going 3-3 with a 3.25 ERA (23 ER, 63.2 IP) with 66-to-13 SO/BB ratio. Originally selected by the Yankees in the 16th-round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, the 6-3, 210-pound right-hander has gone 2-6 with a 4.94 ERA (54 ER, 98.1 IP) in 38 Major League appearances (nine starts) and 30-43 with a 4.16 ERA (294 ER, 635.1 IP) with 584-to-284 SO/BB ratio in 137 minor appearances (131 starts).