San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres placed third baseman
Chase Headley on the 15-day disabled list Sunday as the team announced its
Opening Day roster.
Headley suffered a fracture to the tip of his left thumb during a spring
training game while trying to break up a double play. As he slid into second
base, Headley jammed his thumb into the bag.
In 161 games last season, Headley hit .286 with career bests of 31 homers and
115 runs batted in. He won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger last year while
leading the National League RBI.
In preparation for Monday's season-opener against the New York Mets, the
Padres also placed infielders James Darnell and Logan Forsythe on the 15-day
DL and transferred pitchers Cory Luebke and Casey Kelly to the 60-day DL.
To fill out the 25-man roster, San Diego selected the contracts of infielders
Jedd Gyorko and Cody Ransom.
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