Chase Headley: Avoids Arbitration With One-Year Pact Staff

Update: Headley and the Padres agreed to a one-year, $8.575 million contract Wednesday to avoid arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Recommendation: One of the biggest names without a new deal for 2013, Headley receives a pay raise of $5.1 million following a breakout season that culminated in a fifth-place finish in the NL MVP vote. Headley owed the star turn to nearly doubling his ISO mark from .110 in 2011 to .212 last season. It will be tough for him to replicate those kind of power numbers again, even with the fences moving in at Petco Park this season.

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