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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||13.00||.260||70.00||70.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Ankle - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-July|
|vs Atlanta||12||1||0|| .353|| .083|| .083|
|vs Fister (Career)||14||3||0|| .214||.267||.214|
|vs RHP||158||28||3|| .246|| .272|| .177|
|12/26/2014||Tony Watson, RP PIT|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, LF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Mark Trumbo, 1B SEA
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/25/2014||Chase Utley, 2B PHI|
J.D. Martinez, RF DET
|David Ortiz, DH BOS|
|12/23/2014||Steve Cishek, RP MIA|
Martin Prado, 3B MIA
|Denard Span, CF WAS|
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
|Last 10 Games|
Phillies place Chase Utley on DL; recall Darin Ruf
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) The Phillies placed second baseman Chase Utley on the disabled list with inflammation in his right ankle, the team announced.
"It's hard to tell," Utley said, per MLB.com when asked how much the ankle has affected him at the plate. "Obviously, it's been bothering me for a little while. Most players have aches and pains through the year. So I'm not shocked with that. It's really showing no improvement. So I think it's a good time to get it right. We will have a cortisone shot tomorrow. We'll take a little time off and hopefully, that will get it squared away."
Utley has just four hits in his last 28 at-bats. The team will call up outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to replace Utley. Ruf is hitting .235 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 43 games this season for the Phillies.
Phillies 2B Chase Utley on the bench again on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/23/15) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is out of the lineup on Tuesday for the third time in the last five games. Utley's struggles have prolonged well into the month of June.
The veteran Utley has just four hits in 28 at-bats over his last eight games. Overall, he's batting at a mere .179 clip. To put it in perspective, Utley was batting .300 at this time last season.
Cesar Hernandez will cover the keystone position and bat second on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Chase Utley is Phillies DH, Cesar Hernandez at second
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/22/15) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley gets a rare break from the field in Monday's interleague game at New York.
Utley will play designated hitter, the second time this year and fifth time in his career that he's been a DH.
Replacing Utley at second base is Cesar Hernandez, who will get his 14th start at the position and third in the last four games.
Phillies debating whether to trim 2B Chase Utley's playing time
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(6/22/15) Veteran second baseman Chase Utley is having an awful season, and with a contract kicker approaching and the development of a young player at the position, the Phillies' braintrust is weighing whether to continue reducing Utley's playing time over the final half of the season, per MLB.com.
Utley is hitting .182 with a .539 OPS in 244 plate appearances, but he has a $15 million club option for next year that automatically kicks in if he reaches 500 plate appearances.
"Chase probably is disappointed in his performance to this point," Phillies president Pat Gillick said. "I think he’s a little bit frustrated with his performance. I think maybe we just have to wait and see."
In addition to Utley's struggles, the team is grooming a potential replacment in Cesar Hernandez, who has started to find his name in the lineup more often.
"I've been trying to get him in there," manager Ryne Sandberg said. 'He does a nice job so going forward … wait and see."
Phillies set to sit 2B Chase Utley again Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/21/15) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been miserable against left-handers all season. But you know he's not in the good graces of his manager when he starts sitting against righties as well.
Utley is on the bench Sunday against fine Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha. It's no wonder - he's batting .100 (5-for-50) since June 3. He has, however, hit safely in four of his last seven games.
|2014 summary: The good news for Chase Utley was that, for the first time since 2009, he avoided the disabled list. Appearing in 155 games helped Utley to fill out his counting stats, and his 78 RBI were a five-year high, but a lack of home run power kept him mired among the second-tier second basemen. The 12-year Phillies veteran did hit 36 doubles and six triples, but with just 11 homers, he ranked eighth at his position in points leagues and 10th in Rotisserie leagues.|
Playing time status: Utley hadn't played as many as 135 games in any of the previous four seasons, so even though he was healthy for all of 2014, he's not the safest bet to turn in a full season's worth of games.
2015 outlook: Because Utley can still churn out doubles, hit for a decent average and pitch in with 10 or more steals, he will continue to have value in standard mixed leagues. His days as an elite at second base are well in the past, but he is still worth a pick in the middle rounds.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/4/15||@ ATL||7:15 pm||Alex Wood|
|7/5/15||@ ATL||1:35 pm||Shelby Miller|
|7/6/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Carlos Frias|
|7/7/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Brett Anderson|
|7/8/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|7/9/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Zack Greinke|
|7/10/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Madison Bumgarner|