Dec 15, 2014 11:48 AM
AP source: Headley, Yankees working on $52M deal
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) Chase Headley is staying with the Yankees, giving New York insurance at third base in case Alex Rodriguez is unable to play the field regularly.
A person familiar with the negotiations says Headley and the Yankees are working to finalize a $52 million, four-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not been completed.
With Headley available to play third in A-Rod's place, the Yankees would be able to use Martin Prado at second.
The 30-year-old Headley was acquired from San Diego in July. The 2012 NL Gold Glove winner at third, he hit .262 with six homers and 17 RBIs in 191 at-bats for the Yankees.