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Free agent third baseman Chase Headley reportedly agreed to a four-year deal to return to the Yankees on Monday.
[RELATED: Report: Headley staying with Yankees on four-year deal]
But long before he made his decision, the A's made a "competitive bid' for the former Padre, according to Fox Sports.
The report states that if Headley had picked the A's, they would have moved recently-acquired third baseman Brett Lawrie to second base.
In four major league seasons, Lawrie has played 332 games at third base and 38 games at second base.
Sources: #Athletics made competitive bid for Headley early in process. Would have moved Lawrie to 2B.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2014