Earlier we heard that it wasn’t out of the question that the Yankees might land Chase Headley from the Padres, but that is looking less likely now.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 30, 2012
Headley, who is hitting .277/.380/.484 away from San Diego this season, has been the biggest name connected to the Yankees as a possible third base replacement for Alex Rodriguez. He would cost a lot in prospects, but is under team control through 2013 and could potentially be slotted into right field as a Nick Swisher replacement next year.
All rumors connecting Headley and the Yankees were loose at best to begin with. It seems very unlikely that a deal will happen unless Brian Cashman is able to get something done on his terms.