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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%: 56/34 | Average Draft Position: 175.38
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Phillies rest Ryan Howard, Chase Utley against left-hander


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley are out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Both starters were rested against a left-handed pitcher. Howard is replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his seventh start at the position. He'll bat third. 

Utley is replaced by Cesar Hernandez, who starts at second for the first time in 15 games. He'll bat sixth. 

Carlos Ruiz also gets Sunday off. Replacing him at catcher is Cameron Rupp, who gets his 14th start of the year. He'll bat eighth.


Phillies slide 2B Chase Utley back to No. 3 spot in order


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) With Ben Revere back in the starting lineup, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley slid back to the No. 3 hole  for Friday's contest against the Nationals.

Utley recorded his first triple of the season on Thursday, and is has had a hit in each of his last six games. He is hitting .450 (9 for 20) with four doubles, a triple and three RBI over that span. He owns a .169/.250/.292 slash line with three homers and 18 RBI over 148 plate appearances this season.

Philadelphia is considered an underdog (+245) at Washington, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley records first triple of the year on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 2 for 4 on Thursday, including his first triple of the season, as the Phillies fell 7-3 to the Rockies. Utley, who extended his current hitting streak to six games, has an extra-base hit five of those six games. 

Utley will look to keep the hitting streak alive on Friday when the Phillies take on the Nationals. Utley is a career 1-for-7 hitter against Max Scherzer who will be on the mound.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley moves up to second spot in order


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley keeps on moving around the batting order for manager Ryne Sandberg. On Thuresday, Utley is batting second for just the second time this season as he looks to extend his current five-game hitting streak.

Utley is 4 for 14 with one home run lifetime against the Rockies' Jorge De La Rosa, who starts on Thursday. 

Utley went 2 for 4 and scored a run on Wednesday and is still batting a disappointing .159 on the season. 


Chase Utley slides back into No. 3 for Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley moved back to the No. 3 hole for Wednesday's contest against the Eddie Butler and the Rockies.

Utley batted sixth his last four games, and is back at the No. 3 spot for the first time since May 14. He is hitting.417 (5 for 12) with three RBI over his last four games. He owns a .148/.230/.262 slash line on the year.

Philadelphia is an underdog (+115) at Coors Field, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies' Chase Utley working on three-game hitting streak


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley may have figured something out in his swing over the last few days. Utley is working on a three-game hitting streak and had two RBI in Saturday's game. Manager Ryne Sandberg likes the change, according to MLB Network Radio.

"He looks good, he's healthy," Sandberg said. "He has a small hit streak going since moving to the No. 6 slot, maybe this is the start."

Since dropping his average under .100, Utley is hitting .286 with four doubles in 28 at-bats.


Phillies' Chase Utley, Ryan Howard back in Monday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) After taking Sunday's game off to rest, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard were back in the lineup for Monday's game at Colorado, reports CSNPhilly.com. Utley will bat sixth and play second, while Howard returns to the four spot at first base. 

The Phillies are going against right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles, who is 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA. Howard is 3 for 8 with one double in career against Lyles, while Utley is 2 for 6 with one double.

Utley is hitting .280 with three doubles and three RBI over his last eight games. Over his last 11 games, Howard is hitting .361 with three home runs and six RBI.

The Phillies are the favorites (-100) at Colorado on Monday. 


Phillies' Chase Utley, Ryan Howard out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard are not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Diamondbacks.

Utley is 3 for 6 with a walk, two doubles and two RBI in two games since being moved from third to sixth in the lineup, but he'll get a break Sunday, with Andres Blanco filling in at second base and batting second.

Howard had started seven straight games coming into Sunday's contest, hitting .259/.310/.444 with one home run and three RBI in 27 at-bats during that stretch. Darin Ruf is drawing the start at first base.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+115) against the Diamondbacks Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley drives in a pair on Saturday vs. D-Backs


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley recorded just his second multi-hit performance of the season in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks. Utley went 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored. 

Utley drove in a run with a single in the bottom of the third and then doubled in another run in the fifth. He now has 17 RBI and is batting just .138 on the season, but is 3 for 6 with two doubles since being dropped from third to sixth in the lineup.

"Nothing different," manager Ryne Sandberg said, per MLB.com. "He's hitting balls away from the glove and defense. It's good to see."


Chase Utley doubles, catches Hall of Famer on Phillies' list


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 1 for 3 in Friday's win over Arizona. 

Utley hit his second double of the season and reached a career milestone. The two-bagger was Utley's 336th of his career, matching Hall of Famer Chuck Klein for sixth on the Phillies' all-time list. 


Struggling Phillies' Chase Utley bats sixth on Friday vs. D-Backs


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been dropped down to the sixth spot the order for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks. It's the first time since 2005 that Utley has started a game batting lower than fifth. He has yet to break out of his season-long slump that has seen him hit just .118 on the year. 

Grady Sizemore will occupy the third slot in the lineup for the first time this season.


Phillies veteran Chase Utley seeks confidence with first double of year


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Phillies veteran second baseman Chase Utley was among the top doubles hitter in MLB during the mid-to-late 2000's, but he entered Sunday's game in search of his first one in 2015, reports Philly.com.

In his 106th plate appearance of the season, Utley finally collected that double, a fourth-inning shot against the Mets.

"As a professional athlete, results build confidence," Utley said. "And when you don't have those results, it's hard to keep that confidence going. So it's just a matter of going up there, putting a good at-bat together and see what happens."

Phillies' Utley, Asche, Howard return to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Phillies infielders Chase Utley, Cody Asche and Ryan Howard are back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

The Phillies gave all three a break from starting with a lefty on the mound Saturday, but all have returned to their regular roles.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+130) against the Mets Sunday.


Phillies' Mike Schmidt believes Chase Utley will turn it around


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Phillies great Mike Schmidt thinks the turn around for veteran Chase Utley is coming soon, according to MLB.com.

Utley has been in a rut to start the year, hitting just .109 in 92 at-bats this season.

"I don't think it's time to start thinking about Chase Utley being at the end or anything like that," Schmidt said just inside the Phillies' dugout. "I put money on him being Player of the Month next [month]. It'll turnaround that fast. A couple of scratch hits, a couple of balls find holes, the whole aura of the game can turnaround for you like that. You have to have that feeling.

"I've seen it happen. A broken-bat hit, I don't know, you do something and it just lets the air out of the balloon, you relieve the pressure and you go, 'How the heck did I ever do what I did?' You find yourself in a 15-for-30 streak or something like that with a couple game-winning home runs. All that stuff that happened in the early part of the year is over with."


Chase Utley, Cody Asche out of Phillies' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Two infield regulars are out of the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's game. 

Slumping second baseman Chase Utley will sit out for the third time in the last four games. Cesar Hernandez takes his place. 

Third baseman Cody Asche also goes to the bench, replaced by Andres Blanco.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley returns to starting lineup Friday vs. Mets


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) After a two-game absence, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is returning to the starting lineup on Friday against the Mets. Utley will take is his normal place at second base, and will bat third in the batting order for manager Ryne Sandberg.

Utley has gotten off to a dreadful start in 2015, owning a meager .103/.182/.207 batting line in 25 games played. The Phillies are hoping that the two games off, plus Thursday's off day, will help Utley get back into form.

Utley does own a lifetime .400 batting average (6 for 15) against Mets' starter Matt Harvey, who will be on the mound Friday. 


Phillies' Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz out of lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz are not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves in Atlanta.

Utley is out of the lineup for a second straight game and will be getting a three-day break from starting due to Thursday's scheduled day off. He's hit just .103/.182/.207 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 87 at-bats.

Ruiz is taking a seat for the third time in the last seven games. He has hit just .232/.321/.246 in 69 at-bats and his only extra-base hit on the season is a double.

The Phillies are underdogs (+122) in Atlanta Wednesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies may give Chase Utley Wednesday off too


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was not in Tuesday's starting lineup, and manager Ryne Sandberg said that there was a "pretty good possibility" Utley would give Wednesday off too, per The News Journal

With an off day scheduled for Thursday, that would give Utley a three-day break, as the Phillies try to help him snap a season-opening slump. Utley is hitting just .103, with more strikeouts (14) than hits (9) in 87 at bats. 

"You really feel for the guy with everything he puts into it," Sandberg said.


Scuffling Phillies 2B Chase Utley benched for Tuesday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Slumping Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is getting Tuesday night off in Atlanta. Cesar Hernandez is set to play that position instead while Cody Asche will bat in his customary No. 3 spot.

Utley has been a mess at the plate all year. Aside from one three-hit game on April 14, he has just six hits in 2015. His current 2-for-35 slide has weakened his slash line to a meager .103/.182/.207.


Phillies' Odubel Herrera off, Chase Utley batting second Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, while second baseman Chase Utley has been bumped up to the No. 2 spot.

Herrera is getting his first break from starting since the first week of the season. He has typically batted second in recent games, but Utley will move up from the No. 3 spot Sunday. It a role Utley has filled in 210 of his 1,423 career starts, including twice last season. He made his 1,000th career start in the No. 3 slot Saturday, going 0 for 4 in his team's 7-0 loss to the Marlins.

The Phillies are heavy underdogs (+165) in Miami Sunday.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley smacks three-run home run Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley drove in all three of the Phillies' runs during a 4-3 loss to the Marlins on Friday.

Utley connected off Tom Koehler in the fourth inning for a three-run home run. It was his third home run of the season. Utley finished the game 1 for 4 and his batting average now stands at .122.


Phillies' Chase Utley returns to lineup vs. Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, who received a day of rest Thursday, was back in the starting lineup and batting third in front of Ryan Howard Friday night against Miami, per the News Journal.

Utley struggled in the first month of the season, batting .114 (8 for 70) with two homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 21 games. He is a lifetime .385 hitter (5 for 13) with two doubles and three RBI against Marlins starter Tom Koehler.

Philadelphia is an underdog (+135) at Marlins Park, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley looking to move past rough April


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) To say Chase Utley has struggled getting out of the gate in 2015 would be an understatement. The Phillies second baseman, who owns a lifetime .293 batting average in March/April, hit just .114 and struck out 12 times (compared to just 7 walks) through the first month of the season.

Now, Utley is hoping he and the Phillies can make some improvements.

"As we all know, you need some breaks here and there to get that momentum going as an individual and as a team," he said, per MLB.com. "So we haven't really caught those breaks yet, but sometimes it's up to us to make those breaks happen. So we'll kind of see how it goes. The guys are playing hard and we're battling. So that's a good sign."

After several injury-plagued seasons, Utley rebounded in 2014, playing in 155 games (his most since 2009) and looked more like the Utley we all remember. He carried that mometum into spring training, when he hit .412 with four home runs in 34 at-bats.


Ice-cold Chase Utley gets a bretaher; Darin Ruf bats third for Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley received a day of rest Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals. Utley has gotten off to an ice-cold start this season, hitting .114 (8 for 70) with two homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 21 games.

The team will have Darin Ruf bat third for only the second time in his career, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ruf has not been in the starting lineup since April 23. He is hitting .139 (5 for 36) to start the season.

Philadelphia is considered an underdog (+160) at St. Louis, per VegasInsider.com.


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.