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Chase Headley: Talks are distracting

Updated: May 3, 2013, 11:06 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Padres third baseman Chase Headley ran into club executive chairman Ron Fowler at Petco Park on Friday and explained why he doesn't want a contract extension to be negotiated during the season.

Later, Headley told reporters that it has been a distraction ever since Fowler said Wednesday that he has given general manager Josh Byrnes permission to begin negotiations that would make Headley the highest paid player in club history.

"I would say so. I'm trying to pour water ...

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