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Chase Utley | Second Baseman | #26

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
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Chase Utley went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Marlins.
Utley also drew a walk in the contest. He was feeling frisky on the basepaths, attempting two steals on the evening. He went 1-for-2 in those attempts, with the successful one counting as his second of the season. While the veteran infielder has picked up hits in three of his last four games, he sports an uninspiring .216/.314/.311 triple-slash overall. May 19 - 1:49 AM

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Chase Utley went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

The triple was the veteran's first of the season. He also singled twice in the contest. After picking up just six hits through his first 52 at-bats, Utley's bat has woken up over the past two days -- he is 5-for-8 in that space. This little bevy has brought his average up to a still-woeful .183, a sign of just how much he has struggled this season.
May 12 - 12:12 AM

Chase Utley is starting at first base and hitting seventh for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

This will be Utley's 31st career game at first base. Chris Taylor will be manning second base and is hitting sixth.
May 10 - 6:32 PM

Chase Utley was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts in Wednesday's game against San Francisco.

Utley, once one of the most feared hitters in baseball, has collected just five hits through 48 at-bats (.104) with one RBI and 11 strikeouts. Unless a long-term injury occurs to Logan Forsythe there is very little justification for Utley being on anyone's fantasy roster.
May 4 - 3:28 AM

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Cubs.

The double was Utley's second of the spring. That drove in one run in the fourth inning. He would come through again with an RBI single in the fifth. The veteran second baseman no longer has legitimate fantasy value (Logan Forsythe will be starting over him), but should serve as a nice bench bat for manager Dave Roberts in 2017.
Mar 4 - 6:06 PM

Chase Utley knocked in both runs for the split-squad Dodgers in their loss to the Royals in Cactus League play on Friday.

Utley plated the first run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning before driving in another run with a ground out in the fifth. After trying to find a better fit for most of the winter, the 38-year-old returned to the Dodgers last month on a one-year, $2 million contract. The club acquired Logan Forsythe from the Rays over the winter to be their primary second baseman, so Utley will be pushed to a bench role in 2017.
Mar 3 - 11:50 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the Dodgers' 10-8 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.

Utley hit a two-run double in the Dodgers' four-run third inning and an RBI single in the Dodgers' three-run fourth inning. The veteran infielder re-upped with Los Angeles earlier this month on a one-year, $2 million free agent deal. He'll be an active bench player in 2017.
Feb 26 - 6:25 PM

Dodgers signed INF Chase Utley to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The deal finally became official on Saturday with Utley arriving to Dodgers' camp and taking his physical. He'll function as a utility infielder in 2017 and should also have plenty of opportunities as a left-handed bat off the bench.
Feb 18 - 12:29 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Chase Utley will make $2 million plus incentives in his new contract with the Dodgers.

Utley probably could have gotten more money and a better opportunity for playing time elsewhere, but the 38-year-old clearly was keen on remaining with the Dodgers. He'll see playing time as a backup both at second and third base and should be given plenty of pinch-hitting chances.
Feb 12 - 11:35 AM

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have agreed to a one-year deal with Chase Utley.

Financial terms of the detail have not yet been disclosed. Utley had narrowed his choice to four teams recently, and it appears as though the familiarity of the Dodgers won out. With Logan Forsythe set to play second base, Utley will function in a utility role.
Feb 10 - 11:33 PM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Chase Utley has narrowed his choices down to four contending teams.

No word on exactly which four teams Utley is considering, but he was mentioned in connection with the Indians earlier this week. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman recently didn't rule out re-signing Utley even after trading for Logan Forsythe. While Utley is looking at contenders, he's unlikely to land a starting gig at this point. After a dismal 2015 season, the 38-year-old Utley bounced back to respectability in 2016 -- posting a .252/.319/.396 batting line with 14 homers and 79 runs scored in 138 games.
Feb 9 - 10:38 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Indians are "intrigued" by free agent infielder Chase Utley.

It's an imperfect fit, as the Indians already have Jason Kipnis as their regular second baseman. Utley could end up finding a better situation elsewhere, even in a part-time role. The 38-year-old batted .252/.319/.396 with 14 home runs over 565 plate appearances with the Dodgers in 2016.
Feb 8 - 12:07 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Chase Utley has "multiple offers" and is expected to pick a team "relatively soon."

It's unclear at this point which clubs have the best chance to land the veteran second baseman. Utley batted an underwhelming .252/.319/.396 with 14 home runs for the Dodgers in 2016 and is now 38, but he might still be able to find a starting job.
Jan 30 - 8:25 PM

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Monday didn't rule out re-signing Chase Utley even after the trade for Logan Forsythe.

"Never say never," Friedman said about the possibility of bringing back Utley. The second baseman would obviously have to be willing to accept a bench role, but perhaps he might consider it in order to remain in Los Angeles. Utley batted just .252/.319/.396 with 14 home runs for the Dodgers in 2016.
Jan 23 - 8:16 PM

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers remain in touch with free agent infielder Chase Utley.

McCullough earlier relayed that the Dodgers were looking into possible trades involving Ian Kinsler and Brian Dozier, but they are keeping their options open at second base as the Winter Meetings draw to a close. Should the veteran Utley ultimately move on, the Angels have been linked to him via a report from FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Cody Bellinger
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Cody Bellinger
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Alex Wood
7Scott Kazmir
8Brock Stewart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Josh Fields
9Yimi Garcia
10Justin Marks
11Yasiel Puig