Slugger Chase Headley gets $8.6M deal with Padres
San Diego, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Chase Headley agreed to a $8,575,000, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
The parties avoided salary arbitration with the deal, which gives Headley a $5.1 million raise.
Headley had asked for $10.3 million while the Padres countered at $7,075,000 during arbitration this month. The gap of $3,225,000 was the largest for any major league player.
The 28-year-old Headley broke out with 31 home runs and an NL-best 115 RBIs last season, when he made $3,475,000.
The switch-hitter batted .286 with a .376 on-base percentage and finished fifth in MVP voting while winning a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger award.