Short hops

Short hops

• One day before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, Padres third baseman Chase Headley wasn't in the starting lineup -- which might have raised more than just a few eyebrows had this happened a year earlier when he was rumored to be heading elsewhere in a trade. Not this time, though.

"He's not going to start, but he might play," said Padres manager Bud Black of Headley. "He's played in 11 straight games. I thought it was a good night to give him [rest]."

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. Jamal Collier is an associate for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.