Padres avoid arbitration with Headley 4 others
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Chase Headley and infielder-outfielder Kyle Blanks to avoid arbitration.
Headley, whose performance dropped after a career-year in 2012, agreed to a deal worth $10,525,000. Blanks' contract is for $987,500.
The club agreed Thursday night with right-handers Ian Kennedy and Tyson Ross, and shortstop Everth Cabrera.
Kennedy will make $6.1 million, Ross $1.98 million and Cabrera $2.45 million. Cabrera was suspended the final 50 games of 2013 for his relationship to Biogenesis of America, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida accused of distributing banned performing-enhancing drugs.
Right-hander Andrew Cashner is San Diego's only player left in arbitration.