Peoria Arizona. San Diego Padres third baseman, 28, who in the 2012 Major League Baseball season won both the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Awards has set his goals in the 2013 Major League Baseball season to play at even a better rate.
Headley said on Saturday "There are always things you're working on."
Headley is spending spring training working on his defensive skills and cut down on his strikeouts.
Headley is will be working with Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman who will be also working with the other Padres infielders to improve their defensive skills during spring training. Headley won his first Gold Glove Award in 2012.
After the Major League Baseball trading deadline passed on July 31 Headley won the National League Player Of The Month Award in August and September.
Headley is a switch hitter who felt something clicked in his batting swing last season that he carry over this upcoming baseball season.
Projections of regression do not concern his hitting coach Phil Plantier.
Plantier said "It's fun to watch a guy figure it all out and piece it together. I don't see any reason why this isn't going to be be normal production for the rest of his career. Hitters elolve...good and bad. Chase is doing things in a way right now where I think he'll be able to sustain a version of this for a lot of years. This is not a fluke. It's very real."
News sources Corey Brock and MLB.com