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26 Chase Utley 2B
Height/Weight: 6-1/190 | Birthdate: 12/17/1978 | Birthplace: Pasadena, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: UCLA | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $15,285,714 | Owned/Started%: 73/42 | Average Draft Position: 175.40
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Phillies second baseman Chase Utley trying to snap out of funk


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley remains the No. 3 hitter in Philadelphia's lineup despite hitting just .121 so far this season. It's been a battle for Utley at the plate, but manager Ryne Sandberg thinks he's close to putting it all together, reports MLB.com.

"He's just a series or two away from getting hot and getting to where he wants to be," Sandberg said. "He's stung the ball."

Utley has two home runs and nine RBI on 58 at-bats this season.


Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz reinserted into Phillies lineup on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup on Thursday. All four starters returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Braves.

Howard moved back to the No. 5 spot in the order for just the second time this season. Utley returned to his regular No. 3 spot, while Ruiz batted seventh, followed by Galviz eighth.

Philadelphia is considered a slight underdog (+105) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.


Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz absent from Phillies lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg chose to rest four of his starters for Thursday's day game against the Marlins.

First baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup. Darin Ruf started at first base, Cesar Hernandez started at second base, Andres Blanco started at shortstop and Cameron Rupp started at catcher.

Ruiz (.184), Howard (.196) and Utley (.120) are all batting below the Mendoza Line (.200). Galvis is batting .300 (15 for 50) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI through 14 games.


Phillies manager sticking with Chase Utley at third in the lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg remains confident in Chase Utley to figure things out at the plate, continuing to slot him at third in the batting order. Sandberg said he thinks Utley still provides a threat in the middle of his lineup, even if he hasn't produced it yet, according to Philly.com.

"That was a little uncharacteristic of him," Sandberg said. "He's usually pretty good with two strikes as far as putting the ball in play. But, you know what, he has been a positive in producing with men on third base, he’s had a real good knack for that, that's how he's gotten his RBI. He's been a good guy in those situations, with quality at-bats, really bearing down and getting the guy in. Some are sac flies, some are ground balls with the infield back."

Utley is currently in an 0 for 21 slump at the plate despite picking up an RBI on a sacrifice fly Tuesday.

"I can count, I don’t know, maybe 10 or 12 balls that he's hit right on the nose since Opening Day. That's a good sign, even though he has nothing to show for it. ... For me he's always a threat every time he walks up to home plate."


Phillies' Chase Utley out of lineup Sunday vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.

It's the second day off this season for Utley, who has started six straight games but has hit just .119/.170/.262 in 42 at-bats this April and is 0 for 17 in his last four games. Cesar Hernandez will start at second base in his place.

Left fielder Ben Revere is back in the starting lineup after three straight games on the bench. He went 1 for 1 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored Saturday after entering the game as a pinch runner in the seventh inning.

The Phillies are massive underdogs (+200) against the Nationals Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies second baseman Chase Utley cracks two home runs Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate in Philadelphia's 6-5 loss to the Mets Tuesday. Utley got things going early, ripping a 1-2 pitch from Matt Harvey to right field for a solo homer in the first inning.

Utley kept rolling in the third when he smacked the first pitch he saw to center field, driving in Ben Revere from second. After being hit by a pitch in his third plate appearance, Utley cranked a 1-1 pitch from Sean Gilmartin to center for his second solo home run of the game.

Utley boosted his average to .200 on the season with six RBI in 25 at-bats.


Phillies' Utley, Howard both off to rough starts in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Through the Phillies' first seven games, veterans Chase Utley and Ryan Howard are a combined 6 for 43 with no home runs and four RBI.

"It sucks," Howard said of their coinciding slumps, per The Philadelphia Daily News. "Yeah, it sucks. Obviously, we want to get off to a better start. We're what, six or seven games in? It's definitely going to turn around. Nobody plans on trying to get off to a slow start.

"The only thing we can do is keep grinding and keep swinging, try to put together good at-bats. We've had opportunities, you just have to come through in other situations."

This is the worst start of Utley's career, while it is the second worst of Howard's. Utley is 2 for 22 with six strikeouts, two walks and no extra-base hits, while Howard is 4 for 24 with three doubles, eight strikeouts and no walks. In 2013, Howard began the season mired in a 4-for-27 slump.

"It's just a matter of time with Chase," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I have no worries there. He gets quality at-bats. And no worries there. Chase will be fine. We just need to create some opportunities with men on base for those guys in the middle of the lineup."


Phillies' Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

With Utley on the bench, third baseman Cody Asche, who didn't start Saturday's game, slides into the third spot in the lineup. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez and catcher Cameron Rupp will start Sunday and hit in the bottom third of the order.

The Phillies are heavy home underdogs (+180) against the Nationals Sunday.


Phillies' Chase Utley has second straight two-homer game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley continued his power surge Wednesday against the Braves, belting two home runs for a second straight game. 

Utley hit a three-run homer off Julio Teheran in the first inning before adding a solo home run off Teheran in the third inning. Utley had two home runs off Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on Sunday.

Utley, who was limited to DH duties early in the spring due to a sprained ankle, is batting .448 (13 for 29) with two doubles, four home runs and nine RBI in 11 spring games.


Phillies' Chase Utley homers twice Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 2 for 2 with a walk and two home runs in Sunday's 4-4 tie with the Tigers.

Utley has been dealing with an ankle sprain this spring but has looked excellent at the plate, going 9 for 24 heading into Sunday's game before smacking his first two home runs of Grapefruit League play.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley finally plays in the field during spring game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will make his debut in the field during Saturday's spring game against the Blue Jays. Utley, who has been limited to DH duties coming off a right ankle sprain, started at second base and hit third.

Utley entered play Saturday batting .500 (7 for 14) with one double, two RBI, one walk, three runs and two strikeouts in five games.


Phillies' Utley will have to wait a little longer to play in the field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will have to wait a little longer to make his debut in the field this spring.

The Phillies were considering starting Utley, who missed the first 10 spring games recovering from a sprained right ankle, at second base Thursday against the Yankees. However, he will not play in the field Thursday or Friday, per the Philadelphia Daily News.

He will DH on Thursday. It will be his fifth appearance at DH this spring.


Phillies' Chase Utley getting closer to testing ankle in the field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, who missed the first 10 spring games recovering from a sprained right ankle, could be ready to make his debut in the field Thursday against the Yankees, per the Philadelphia Daily News

Utley has appeared in four games as the team's DH this spring, batting .417 (5 for 12) with one run, two RBI and two strikeouts.

"It's been a day-to-day situation," Ryne Sandberg said of getting Utley in the field. "He's passing the tests as far as I'm concerned, running the bases, his pregame work [in the field]."


Phillies' Chase Utley (ankle) makes spring debut as DH on Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) He might not be ready to play in the field due to an ankle injury, but Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is at least ready to take at-bats in a spring game.

Utley, who has been hobbled since spraining his right ankle, will make his spring debut Friday against the Rays as the team's DH. He will bat third.


Phillies' Utley might be ready for spring debut as DH on Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said second baseman Chase Utley, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, could DH in Friday's spring game against the Rays, per MLB.com. He has yet to play this spring after suffering a sprained right ankle in January.

Phillies' Sandberg: Chase Utley out until at least later this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Sunday that second baseman Chase Utley will continue to be held out until later this week at the earliest due to precautionary reasons, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Utley has been dealing with ankle soreness this spring.

"He's gaining on it. He's able to take ground balls. He's able to run adequately," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "He's getting his conditioning in. He's taking a lot of batting practice. So I think it's more just continuing to do that to get him real stable on his ankle, which I think will help him not think about it when he's out there playing."


Phillies' Chase Utley able to workout on Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was able to work out on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Utley did not participate in workouts on Monday due to a sore ankle. He's expected to miss a few spring games due to the injury, but the fact that he was able to put in work on Tuesday should be seen as an encouraging sign.

The 36-year-old hit .270/.339/.407 over 589 at-bats last season. 


Phillies' Chase Utley misses Monday workout


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley didn't work out Monday as he continues to recover from an ankle issue, MLB.com reports.

Utley won't play in the spring opener and said Monday that he'll miss this week's slate of games entirely, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. The second baseman that while his ankle has improved in the last week, it's still pretty swollen and he has yet to begin running.

Utley suffered the ankle injury in January after stepping on a baseball.

"I'm making a little progress," Utley said, per MLB.com. "Obviously, I wish it was a little quicker, but I'm trying to be smart about it. It seems like it's making some progressions every few days. I'd like to get out there as soon as possible.

"There's no sense in overdoing it and screwing something else up, especially when we have a month until the season starts."


Phillies to hold Chase Utley out of spring training opener


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Citing his ankle issue and need to be ready, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said second baseman Chase Utley will not play in Tuesday's spring training opener, reports The News Journal.

Utley injured his ankle in January and is not 100 percent recovered, but Sandberg said Utley will play in spring training games down the road.


Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has no plans to request trade


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has become a cornerstone of the organization. Because of that, the 36-year-old said he has no plans to ask for a trade to a better team or a playoff team, according to MLB.com.

"I really enjoy playing with this organization," he said. "They've done a lot for me, personally, and put together some pretty good teams over the years. So I have a lot of respect for the people making decisions. They've always put together a great bunch of guys. We made it work out. We've had some great opportunities over the years and I respect that."

Utley hit .270 with 11 home runs and 78 RBI in 2014 and would only think about a trade if the team approached him about it.

"For as much respect as I have for the organization, if they ever came to me and asked me, I would have to listen," Utley said. "But I don't think much will change."


Phillies' Utley working to get back to 100 percent after injuring ankle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley said he sprained his right ankle in January after stepping on a baseball, per The News Journal. He said the ankle has improved a lot, but he is not at the point in his recovery of where he wants to be.

Utley added he plans to take it slow at the start of spring training, but said his knees feel fine. Utley has missed significant time in the past due to knee injuries.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley could get more time off in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley had a tale of two halves offensively in 2014. After batting .293 with a .794 OPS in the first half, Utley hit just .235 with a .674 OPS after the All-Star break.

Manager Ryne Sandberg said he could give the 36-year-old Utley more time off this season to help avoid a drop-off in production.

“It’s important to have bench players that’ll be able to step in and give those guys possibly more of a rest than normal,” Sandberg said, per MLB.com. “But that’s really up to the player and how he’s going. He had an All-Star first half of the season. Still a quality at-bat even if he made outs, still a quality at-bat. But, yeah, I see Chase getting some more days off this year.”


Chase Utley staying put in Philly


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) The Phillies will enter the season with Chase Utley, according to the Daily News. 

With Jimmy Rollins gone, some have expected the team to entertain dealing Utley. As of right now, that's not going to happen. "I've had some dialogue with Wolfie [agent Joel Wolfe] but frankly, he doesn't want to go anywhere," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He wants to honor his contract and that's how we have to perceive it." 

Amaro admitted that the team needs to listen to any offer for the 36-year-old Utley, but doesn't perceive Utley changing his mind at this time. Utley hit .270/.339/.407 in 589 at-bats last season.


Report: Dodgers and Phillies have discussed Chase Utley


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Dodgers and Phillies have discussed second baseman Chase Utley, according to Yahoo!

The 35-year-old Utley hit .270/.339/.407 over 589 at-bats last season. Utley is owed $10 million in 2015, and then his contract goes year-to-year based on options. His options are dependent on how much time Utley spends on the disabled list. If he were to remain completely healthy, Utley would be under team control through the 2018 season. 


Report: Blue Jays have asked Phillies about Hamels, Utley, Bastardo


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) The Blue Jays have called the Phillies to inquire about starting pitcher Cole Hamels, second baseman Chase Utley and left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo, according to the Toronto Sun.

Utley has a full no-trade clause in his contract, while Hamels has a limited no-trade clause and has only 20 teams on that list, which includes the Blue Jays. Bastardo is arbitration eligible and won't be a free agent until next offseason.