SAN DIEGO - Former Tennessee baseball player Chase Headley (2004-05) was called up to the Major Leagues by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. The Padres called up both outfielder Drew Macias and Headley—a switch-hitting infielder. Both players starred this season for the Class AA San Antonio Missions, with Headley earning Texas League Player of the Year honors.
The added depth could help the Padres after the team lost centerfielder Mike Cameron and left fielder Milton Bradley to injuries on Monday. Cameron will be out at least for the rest of the regular season, while Bradley will need knee surgery.
This marks Headley’s second stint with the Padres this year. He made his Major League debut during a 17-game stint with the club earlier this summer.
San Diego leads the National League Wild Card race by one game with five left to play in the regular-season. The club is two games back in the NL West Division, trailing the Arizona Diamondbacks.