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Chase Utley | Second Baseman | #26

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
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Dodgers re-signed INF Chase Utley to a two-year, $2 million contract.
The deal was announced earlier this week and is now official. Utley will receive $1 million each season. It's a small price to pay for the veteran infielder who is lauded for his clubhouse presence and professionalism, although we must point out that the 39-year-old has batted just .235/.310/.382 over the last three seasons. Utley will back up at second, third and first base. Feb 16 - 2:08 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Chase Utley has signed a two-year deal with the Dodgers.

He'll get a $2 million total guarantee, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. It's a bit surprising that Utley was able to land a multi-year pact given that he's entering his age-39 season and many younger players in this market have had to settle for one-year deals or non-guaranteed minor league contracts. But the Dodgers love his veteran clubhouse presence and the coverage he gives them at multiple spots on the infield. Utley hit .236/.324/.405 over 353 plate appearances with the National League champs in 2017.
Feb 13 - 4:45 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers have reached an agreement with Chase Utley.

No word yet on the terms involved. Utley turned 39 in December and had an underwhelming .236/.324/.405 batting line last season, but the Dodgers value his presence in the clubhouse. And so, he'll hang on for at least one more year. He'll likely serve as a backup infielder and pinch hitter in 2018.
Feb 13 - 11:26 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Dodgers are in "serious talks" with Chase Utley about re-signing the veteran infielder.

Utley turned 39 in December and has sported just a .235/.310/.382 batting line over the last three seasons. However, Heyman notes that the Dodgers "love his abject professionalism." Utley received 353 plate appearances with Los Angeles last season and that's probably at the high end of what he might get in 2018 as a backup infielder.
Feb 12 - 8:30 PM

Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said Saturday that the team continues to "have conversations" with Chase Utley about a return.

Utley is now 39 and has batted just .235/.310/.382 over the last three seasons, but the Dodgers evidently still see some value in keeping him around. The veteran infielder did bat .273/.442/.424 as a pinch-hitter last season and that might be the main role he fills if he does wind up re-signing.
Jan 28 - 9:08 AM

The Phillies are considering Chase Utley to become their new bench coach, according to FOX 29's Howard Eskin in Philadelphia.

The Phillies still have two more spots on their coaching staff to fill after hiring Pedro Guerrero to be the assistant hitting coach on Wednesday. Utley hasn't actually retired yet, but if he were to hang up his playing cleats, this would be a fun move. Utley was one of the best second basemen in the sport during his time with Philadelphia and he is still one of the most popular players in the city. He also has a long reputation of being a smart, respected presence in the clubhouse, so a transition into coaching could be a natural fit.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 09:17:00 PM

Chase Utley is starting at second base and batting eighth for the Dodgers in Monday's NLDS Game 3 against the Diamondbacks.

Logan Forsythe started the first two games of the series at second, but Utley will get a shot in this one. The Dodgers are also going with Austin Barnes at catcher for the second straight game. The full lineup is as follows: Chris Taylor CF, Corey Seager SS, Justin Turner 3B, Cody Bellinger 1B, Yasiel Puig RF, Barnes C, Curtis Granderson LF, Utley 2B, Yu Darvish P.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Padres.

San Diego is starting southpaw Clayton Richard, and Utley -- along with several other left-handed Los Angeles hitters -- usually get the night off when that's the case. Logan Forsythe will play second base in Utley's place.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 06:56:00 PM

Chase Utley cracked two doubles and scored two runs in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.

The 38-year-old second baseman drew a rare start as the leadoff batter and did a good job of catalyzing the offense. He has played in 117 games but has gotten only 286 at-bats this year. He is slashing .234/.324/.406 with eight home runs, 32 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's extra-innings win over the Royals.

Utley was the catalyst for the Dodgers' decisive run, leading off the 10th inning with a walk and stealing second base. The steal was his fourth in five tries this year. Three walks later, the 38-year-old came home to score the winning run. He's had a good series against the Royals -- he picked up his 1,000th RBI in Friday's game -- but Utley's time as a productive hitter is long gone. The veteran is hitting just .226/.326/.390 on the year.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 12:50:00 AM

Chase Utley finished 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI in Friday's game against Kansas City, reaching 1,000 RBI for his career.

Utley is the ninth active player in the majors to reach the milestone. He continues to be a serviceable fantasy option when playing at Dodger Stadium, hitting .260 (26-for-100) with 10 doubles, three homers and 14 RBI while posting an .809 OPS. He is a dismal 17-for-91 (.187) with just six extra-base hits and a .616 OPS on the road.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 05:00:00 AM

Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in Monday's loss to the Angels.

The Angels cooled off the Dodgers in this one, with the boys from Los Angeles finishing with just five hits in the shutout loss. Utley's double was his ninth of the season. The elder second baseman has picked up two-baggers in two of his last three games, but is hitting just .229/.330/.388 with four homers and 20 RBI in 170 at-bats for the season as a whole.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 01:14:00 AM

Chase Utley finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's win against Cincinnati.

Utley has picked up the intensity, going 20-for-65 (.308) with three doubles, a triple, three homers and 10 RBI over the past 21 games. It's not quite the same success from halcyon days in Philadelphia, but he has been quite productive for fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 04:57:00 AM

Chase Utley finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

Utley has cooled off a bit after a hot finish to the month of May, going just 3-for-20 (.150) over the past seven outings. Despite the fact he has tailed off a bit, he remains a decent play in most NL-only fantasy leagues and as a mid-tier option in DFS.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 04:13:00 AM

Chase Utley went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

He was also hit by a pitch, reaching base four times. Utley got off to a slow start this season but has his batting line up to .252/.347/.430 after a nice stretch.
Tue, May 30, 2017 11:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Tim Locastro
4Donovan Solano
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Matt Kemp
3Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Trayce Thompson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brock Stewart
7Wilmer Font
8Walker Buehler
9Dennis Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Scott Alexander
4Tony Cingrani
5Josh Fields
6Ross Stripling
7Tom Koehler
8Yimi Garcia
9Edward Paredes
10Adam Liberatore
11Dylan Baker
12Pat Venditte
13Zach Neal
14Manny Banuelos