Newly acquired Todd Frazier will be the Yankees' everyday third baseman, manager Joe Girardi said after Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
Chase Headley willl move to first base and get a "crash course" at the position, Girardi told reporters.
"I think he's got very good hands and he's very intellectual," Girardi said. "I think he can make the adjustment very quick. I don't see it being a problem."
Headley, who has limited experience outside of third base, said he will gladly make the transition to first if it means the Yankees can benefit.
"I'm glad that our team is better," Headley said, according to NJ.com. "Do I still think I can play third? Of course I do. But if this makes our team better, then I'm happy to do it.
"Joe [Girardi] and the front office decided that they think is going to be best for this team, and that's what I want. I want to go to the playoffs. I want to win a World Series. If they think that gives us a better chance, then I'm in for it."
Frazier, who the Yankees acquired along with David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox on Tuesday night, went 0-for-1 and was hit by a pitch in his debut on Wednesday.
"Any time somebody gets hit you worry, especially when it is in the hand,'' Girardi said. "He is OK. I imagine he will be a player for us [Thursday].''
Frazier has played 94 games at first base in his career, including four games this season and seven games last season.
Headley has started 79 games at third base and appeared in four games at first base this season, but started none at the position.
The last time Headley started a game at first base was in 2014.