Yankees “have cooled” on re-signing Chase Headley

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All offseason the assumption has been that the Yankees would make a strong effort to re-sign third baseman Chase Headley after acquiring him from the Padres for the stretch run.

However, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York the Yankees “have cooled” on that idea and are not willing to go beyond a four-year contract for Headley. In other words, no five-year deal like fellow free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval got from the rival Red Sox.

Matthews writes that the Yankees may consider using Martin Prado at third base if they can’t re-sign Headley at a price tag they’re comfortable with.