MLB notebook: Yankees acquire Headley from Padres
Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.
Headley will become the everyday starter at a spot that has been a question mark for New York all year following the season-long suspension of Alex Rodriguez.
“I don't think we're getting a big thumper,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “But I do think we're getting an upgrade and a professional at-bat.”
The 30-year-old Headley, drafted by the Padres in 2005, can become a free agent after this season. The switch-hitter was batting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBIs but has a .339 average with six extra-base hits in 13 games since July 4. He was a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner two years ago, when he had a huge second half and hit .286 with 31 homers and an NL-leading 115 RBIs.
He moves from a cavernous ballpark in San Diego to a homer haven in the Bronx, and the Yankees think that can help him.
“You look at his last month, it's been really productive. He's swinging the bat pretty well,” manager Joe Girardi said. “We feel that he's in a pretty good place.”
As part of the deal, the Padres will pay $1 million of the $3,968,443 remaining on Headley's $10,525,000 salary this year.
Batting leader Tulowitzki put on DL
Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain.
The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at the Pirates on Saturday night.
Jays promote top prospect Sanchez
The Blue Jays selected top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez from Triple-A Buffalo in a flurry of roster moves.
As well as promoting the right-handed Sanchez, Toronto also recalled infielder Ryan Goins and selected right-hander Esmil Rogers.
Indians recall Salazar
The Indians optioned right-handed reliever C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus, clearing room on their roster for right-hander Danny Salazar.
Salazar was in the rotation from Opening Day until he was sent to Columbus on May 16.
Around the league
The Cubs designated veteran second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment to clear a roster spot for Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated from the disabled list. … The Athletics said they agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland. … Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. was put on the 15-day DL because of left wrist inflammation, and outfielder Darin Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. … Rangers catcher Geovany Soto went on the 15-day DL with a strained right groin, less than a week after he returned from right knee surgery.
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