Alex Rodriguez will likely be out for six-to-eight weeks with a broken fifth metacarpal in his left hand, and the Yankees have recalled infielder Ramiro Pena from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.
However, Buster Olney thinks the Yankees might be exploring the trade market:
The Yankees will be considering all 3B options, including Chase Headley, who’d make sense for them on a lot of levels.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 25, 2012
Headley would make sense for the Yankees; the only question is whether the Padres actually want to trade Headley and whether the Yankees have the pieces to get him.
If A-Rod does miss eight weeks, he wouldn’t be back until the last week of the regular season, so the Yankees do need a sub for more than just the short term.