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It has been reported that Chase Headley will be traded to the New York Yankees from the San Diego Padres.
The Bronx bombers traded away infielder Yangervis Solarte, along with minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula for Headley, reports ESPN. The Padres will also be giving the Yankees $1 million as part of the deal.
This trade was made to add a spark in the Yankees lineup that has needed one for a while. In 2012, Headley had a fantastic season, producing 31 home runs, and 115 runs batted in. His RBI total was the highest in the National League in 2012.
Headley has proven he can play defense as well. In 2012, he won a Gold Glove award, according to MLB.com.
His past resume proves he has the ability to hit for power and drive in runs. However, the past two seasons have not been so good for Headley and he only had 13 homers and 50 RBIs in 2013.
He looks to return to form by heading over to a team that has a chance to win the American League Eastern Division. Headley can take advantage of the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium.