The Yankees have dealt Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to the Padres for outfielder Jabari Blash, The Post’s Joel Sherman reports.
The trade of Headley opens third base for perhaps a Todd Frazier reunion or for top prospect Gleyber Torres, who missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery, and helps the Yankees’ pursuit of getting underneath the luxury-tax threshold. Headley had $13 million left on his contract. It will be a revamped infield for the Yankees, who also dealt second baseman Starlin Castro in the Giancarlo Stanton deal.
Headley had a steady but unspectacular three-and-a-half seasons in the Bronx, and now will return to San Diego, where he started his career in 2007.
Mitchell, a 26-year-old starter and reliever, has shuffled between the majors and minors the last few seasons. In four years, mostly out of the bullpen, he has a 4.94 ERA in 98 1/3 innings.
Blash hit .213 with five home runs in 164 at-bats last season for the Padres.