After acquiring Ichiro Suzuki via trade, most would have thought the New York Yankees wouldn't need to make another big move at the MLB trade deadline. However, that changed Tuesday when Alex Rodriguez fractured his left hand and will be out 6-8 weeks.
Roster wise, the move wouldn't be a bad one as the switch hitter has 11 home runs and 50 RBI in the pitcher-friendly PETCO Park. However, reports have the Padres wanting solid prospects in return, a price, believes CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, that is just too high.
The Yankees are unlikely to make a big push for Headley after losing Alex Rodriguez, who's probably out until mid-September with a broken hand, because they don't want to give up the prospects it would take.
As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the Yankees and Padres have yet to talk.