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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%: 24/3 | Average Draft Position: 175.49
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Phillies 2B Chase Utley continues work in preparation for rehab


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Veteran second baseman Chase Utley, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury for a month, continued taking steps to get back into the Phillies lineup, taking soft-toss batting practice and fielding ground balls Wednesday, per the Philadelphia Inquirer

Utley will travel with the team this weekend and ramp up his baseball activity in preparation for a rehab stint still yet to be determined. Utley, however, proclaimed his ankle nearly ready to go. 

"I have a little bit more motion in my ankle that I was lacking before," he said. "But it's still going to take a little bit of time to have the muscle memory remember the right way to do it."

Utley was hitting .179 in 218 at-bats before landing on the DL. 


Phillies 2B Chase Utley to start rehab assignment soon


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/20/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley could begin a rehab assignment within the "next week or so," according to Philly.com.

Utley went on the 15-day disabled list on June 24 becuase of an ankle injury.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley healthy, finds flaw in swing


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/15/2015) It has not been a good first half of the season for Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, but the veteran reportedly is recovered from his ankle injury, which he feels has been the source of his hitting woes this year, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. 

Utley went on the disabled list on June 24, but is saying that the injury is near 100 percent. While studying his swing and doing light field work during his rehab, he discovered a flaw in his swing that was caused by the injury, one that he can presumably fix. 

Utley is hitting .179 in 65 games this season. 


Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle) begins field work


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, who is recovering from an ankle injury, has begun to do light work on the field as a part of his rehab process, per Philly.com.

Utley fielded throws at first and second base during a rehab workout on Friday. He has been on the disabled list since late June.


Phillies' Cesar Hernandez could remain starting second baseman


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that Cesar Hernandez will likely keep the starting second baseman job once Chase Utley returns from the disabled list.

Hernandez has been one of the Phillies' hottest hitters over the last two weeks or so, and is earning high praise from the coaches and front office. Amaro wentas far as to call Hernandez the "team's best second baseman", according to CSN Philadelphia.

Utley, meanwhile, was batting .179 before landing on the DL with an ankle injury. The veteran has struggled all season, and may have seen his starting role vanish.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley could start hitting within a week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to right ankle inflammation, might start hitting within a week, general manager Ruben Amaro said Sunday, per the The Philadelphia Daily News.

Phillies place Chase Utley on DL; recall Darin Ruf


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) 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
(6/23/2015) 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
(6/22/2015) 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
(6/22/2015) 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
(6/21/2015) 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.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley benched Friday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) An ongoing slump and miserable performance against left-handers has Phillies second baseman Chase Utley set to sit Friday with St. Louis southpaw Tyler Lyons on the mound.

Utley is just 10-for-57 against lefties this season. More disturbing is that he is batting just .074 (4-for-46) since June 2 and owns a .181/.258/.281 slash line on the year.


Phillies' Chase Utley starts at 1B for first time since 2008


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley started at first base Tuesday against the Orioles, as starting first baseman Ryan Howard moved to DH. It was Utley's first start at first base since May 6, 2008 and 23rd in his career.

Utley continues to be mired in a hitting slump, batting .088 (3 for 34) in his last 12 games. He has one double and three RBI in that span.


Phillies' Chase Utley in lineup as DH on Monday, batting sixth


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was in the lineup Monday at Baltimore as the team's DH. He was also batting sixth, which is the fifth time this season he hit sixth in the lineup.

Utley is struggling in June. He heads into Monday's game mired in a 1-for-26 slump and is batting just .139 in 12 June games. He also has just one double, one home run and four RBI.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley returns to lineup


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will return to the starting lineup on Saturday against the Pirates.

Utley didn't start Friday's game against Pittsburgh as he deals with a horrid slump at the plate. 

Utley is hitting a mediocre .184 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 190 at-bats this season.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley a no-go Friday against Pittsburgh


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Scuffling Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is set to sit Friday night against Pirates southpaw Jeff Locke.

Utley has been in a miserable slump with no hits since June 4. He is 8-for-53 against lefties this season.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley, 1B Ryan Howard out vs. Bumgarner


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) A matchup against premier Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner has both second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard out of the lineup Saturday for the Phillies.

Neither has fared well against Bumgarner. Howard is 2-for-11 with one double lifetime against him while Utley has two measly singles in 12 at-bats.

Utley has been particularly poor against southpaws this season with just a .167 average (8-for-48). Howard, who broke free from a 2-for-32 slide with a home run Friday, is only at .175 (7-for-40) against lefties in 2015.


Phillies' Chase Utley homers in three-hit day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 3 for 4 in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati. 

Utley hit a solo home run, his fourth, driving in his 22nd run of the season. 


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.