The Padres are dealing third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees for…well, next to nothing.
Yankees acquire Chase Headley from the Padres for Yangervis Solarte and Rafael DePaula.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 22, 2014
Headley is hitting .229/.296/.355 with the Padres this year, just two seasons removed from an MVP-caliber 2012.
Yangervis Solarte is a 27-year old career minor leaguer who hit .254/.337/.381 in the majors with the Yankees this season before getting sent back to AAA. Rafael De Paula is a 23-year old pitcher who has a 4.15 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 89 innings with high-A Tampa.
This my friends, is the definition of a salary dump and a prime reason why you should sell high on talent instead of letting it wither on the vine.