Headley (back) is in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports. The back issue that cost Headley three games earlier in the week resurfaced Saturday, keeping him on the bench for the team's 3-0 loss to Toronto. He's apparently feeling better Sunday, however, and will get the starting nod at third base. Headley is 0-for-7 at the plate through the first three games of the series, during which the Yankees have been outscored 14-0.
Headley was held out of Saturday's game with the back issue that cost him three games earlier in the week, LoHud.com reports. Headley's back had acted up earlier in the week, and though he was able to return and start the team's past two tilts, he went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in that span. Manager Joe Girardi indicated his third baseman didn't mention the back flaring up again, but the skipper suggested the 32-year-old didn't look 100 percent healthy in his two games back. After getting an extra day off, Headley will look to return to the lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Blue Jays.
Headley (back) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. A bout of back tightness cost Headley three starts, but he has been cleared to return to third base Thursday against lefty Blake Snell. The switch-hitter is batting .285 on the year against lefties but is only slugging .368 from the right side, as just six of his 41 hits against southpaws have gone for extra bases.
Headley (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Newsday's Erik Boland reports. He is expected to take batting practice Wednesday and could potentially be available off the bench, as his back is feeling a little better. This gives hope to him returning to the lineup either Thursday against the Rays or sometime this weekend against the Blue Jays. Ronald Torreyes will start at third base and hit seventh Wednesday.
Headley (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, LoHud's Chad Jennings reports. Back tightness kept him out of the lineup Sunday, and even after Monday's off day, he's still not ready to return. Donovan Solano will start at third base and hit eighth Tuesday.
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