Chase Headley expected to sign by end of Winter Meetings

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From Joel Sherman of the New York Post comes word that free agent third baseman Chase Headley is planning to agree to a contract with a team by the end of this week’s Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Headley, like many other top free agents, is probably waiting for Jon Lester to sign. That deal should set off a wave of activity, and Headley happens to be drawing interest from two of the teams (Giants and Yankees) that have been tied recently to Lester.

Headley batted just .243/.328/.372 with 13 homers and 49 RBI in 135 games this past summer between the Padres and Yankees, but he is only 30 years old and was an MVP candidate in the National League just a couple of seasons ago.

There was a report last week that Headley has a four-year, $65 million offer on the table.