Headley is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets, Pete Caldera of The Record reports. Despite collecting two hits in Wednesday's win, Headley will head to the bench for a breather after starting five straight games. Recently recalled Tyler Austin will start at first base in his place, batting seventh.
Headley is not in the lineup against Boston on Friday. Headley retreats to the bench for the second consecutive contest after starting the past 10 games. The 33-year-old has been one of the hottest hitters for the Yankees recently, and should return to the lineup Saturday. Garrett Cooper picks up a start at first base for the series opener.
Headley is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Despite riding a five-game hitting streak, Headley will head to the bench for a breather after starting 10 straight contests. In his place, Garrett Cooper will start at first base, batting eighth.
Headley went 1-for-4 with a solo homer during Saturday's win over Cleveland. Headley lacks the power and speed to be a standout fantasy option, but he sports a respectable .272 batting average and .351 on-base percentage with 43 RBI and 49 runs for the campaign, so there are plenty of settings where he's serviceable. Additionally, the veteran projects to remain a staple in the lineup moving forward, so being attached to a strong offense helps his fantasy floor.
Headley went 3-for-4 with a walk and one RBI in Thursday's win over the Rays. After the Yankees acquired Todd Frazier via trade and shifted Headley over to first, it seemed like the 33-year-old switch-hitter could be in jeopardy of losing a starting role altogether. Headley's quietly been on a roll for a while though now, hitting .296 in June and .329 thus far in July to raise his average to a respectable .271. His four home runs are still a far cry from his career-best 31, but at the very least he's likely earned the opportunity to continue staying in the lineup on a regular basis.