Prospect Flashback: Slugger Chase Headley Before (as A San Antonio Mission) and After (as A San Diego Padre)

From this morning: Headley accepts invitation if USA advances

PEORIA, Ariz. — It was more than a month ago when the Major League Baseball Players Association first reached out to Padres third baseman Chase Headley to see if he’d be interested in playing for Team USA during the World Baseball Classic, should it need a third baseman.

So when Headley was contacted by text message Thursday with the same question, his answer was the same as it was in February — a resounding yes.

“This has always been a dream of mine, to play for Team USA,” Headley said.

“I think it’s a feather in his cap,” said Padres manager Bud Black.

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From archives: Headley’s Minors’ bio, stats

Here is Headley in a Double-A San Antonio uniform way back in 2007. Click on any picture to enlarge. For all past editions of Prospect Flashback, head here.

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