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Chase Headley joining Yankees from Padres

Trying to add offence at third base, the New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.

New York gives up Yangervis Solarte, Rafael De Paula

Chase Headley is hitting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBIs but has a .339 average since July 4. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Trying to add offence at third base, the New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.

The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent after this season. He's hitting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBIs but has a .339 average since July 4. He was a Gold Glove winner two years ago, when he hit .286 with 31 homers and a National League-leading 115 RBIs.

As part of the deal, the Padres will pay $1 million of the $3,968,443 remaining of his $10,525,000 salary this year.

The 27-year-old Solarte was hitting .336 as of May 14 but just .180 since and was sent to Triple-A for a week this month. The 23-year-old DePaula was 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 17 starts and three relief appearances this year with Class A Tampa.

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