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Headley gets in work at third in rehab game

Headley gets in work at third in rehab game

SAN DIEGO -- Padres third baseman Chase Headley made the second start of his Minor League rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore of Sunday afternoon, his first in the field.

He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts for the Storm. Headley plans to play the field again on Monday, although that decision hasn't officially been made.

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Headley is expected to return to the Padres this week, barring a setback in the rehab of his fractured left thumb. Headley hasn't played this season after getting hurt March 17 in a Spring Training game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Scott Bair is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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