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Chase Headley could be the answer to the Yankees offensive issues

Padres third baseman Chase Headley, center, walks to

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Despite committing $197 million in salary to their 2014 roster, the Yankees are missing something on offense.

The Yankees are below average offensively at multiple spots in the order, notably designated hitter, where they rank 14th in the American League in OPS, beating the Mariners by just a single point, .601 to .600. Even a position of strength such as first base, however, is a weakness,...

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Stony Brook University alum Maxx Tissenbaum traded to Rays

Stony Brook infielder Maxx Tissenbaum avoids a tag

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Former Stony Brook University baseball player Maxx Tissenbaum was sent to the Tampa Bay organization on Wednesday as part of a seven-player trade between the Padres and Rays.

The full deal:

The Padres get reliever Alex Torres and minor league starter Jesse Hahn.

The Rays get Tissenbaum, versatile utility player Logan Forsythe, reliever Brad Boxberger and minor leaguers Matt Lollis...

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