Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell Traded to San Diego

The Yankees have traded Chase Headley back to the San Diego Padres, along with Bryan Mitchell. In return the Yankees will receive outfielder Jabari Blash. Also, the Padres will be taking on all of Headley's salary, which is $13 million. Making it clear that Brian Cashman is not done spending this offseason.

While Blash put up an impressive batting line of .285/.419/.617, with 20 home runs, last year at AAA El Paso, I don't see him as a regular in Major League Baseball. Jabari is 28 years old, and did appear in 61 games for the Padres last season, so he isn't a "nobody".

But another outfielder?

It's already been speculated that Jabari will be designated for assignment, but I can't help but wonder if there's more going on behind the scenes. Was Blash taken to keep outfield depth since Cashman has something in place to ship out Brett Gardner and/or Jacoby Ellsbury?

We shall see what's to come in what looks to be a very interesting offseason for the Yankees.

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