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Chase Utley | Second Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
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Phillies placed 2B Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list with right ankle inflammation.
Utley also had some ankle problems this spring, though it's not clear if this latest issue is related. Cesar Hernandez started at second base on Tuesday night and figures to get the large majority of the playing time there over the next couple of weeks. This disabled list stint decreases the likelihood that Utley's $15 million option for 2016 will vest. He needs 500 plate appearances and is currently at 249. Jun 24 - 1:03 AM

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Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

It's his third time out of the lineup in the last five games. Utley, 36, is batting just .179 with a .532 OPS this season. Cesar Hernandez will start at second base.
Jun 23 - 3:32 PM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Monday that Chase Utley's vesting option for 2016 will not factor into his decision-making with the team's lineup.

Sandberg also confirmed a recent comment from Phillies president Pat Gillick that he hasn't been issued any directives from the front office regarding playing time for Utley, who is batting just .179 with a .532 OPS. "It's a challenge. It's a daily challenge," said Sandberg, who wants to give Cesar Hernandez playing time. "For Chase to play well and to show what he can do and to play well is important. And to see Cesar play and get experience, that's important. So there's two sides of it that are important going forward here, and that's the challenge." Utley's contract includes a $15 million option for 2016 that will automatically vest if he reaches 500 plate appearances this season. He's currently at 249 plate appearances with 90 games remaining.
Jun 23 - 9:04 AM

Phillies president Pat Gillick said Sunday that he hasn't given manager Ryne Sandberg any sort of directive on how to handle Chase Utley's playing time.

Utley carries a $15 million option for 2016 that will automatically vest if he reaches 500 plate appearances this season. He's at 244 plate appearances now, with 91 games left to go. Philly would probably prefer to part ways with the 36-year-old second baseman given that he's batted just .182/.258/.280, but that option will be within reach if he continues to start regularly. "That’s up to the manager," Gillick said about Utley’s playing time. "We don't have anything to say about that. [GM Ruben Amaro Jr.] to my knowledge and myself, we've never dictated to any of the managers their lineup."
Source: MLBlogs
Jun 22 - 9:32 AM

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

He's been on the bench for two of the three games in the weekend series versus the Cardinals. Cesar Hernandez is at second base Sunday as Utley battles an extended slump.
Jun 21 - 11:59 AM

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' lineup Friday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Cesar Hernandez is at second base in Utley's place.
Jun 19 - 2:33 PM

Chase Utley will start at first base Tuesday against the Orioles.

Utley has made 23 starts at first base in his career, but this will be his first since 2008. Ryan Howard will serve as DH on Tuesday while Cesar Hernandez will play second and bat leadoff.
Jun 16 - 3:07 PM

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

While he has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, he will take a seat against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Cesar Hernandez will start at second base and hit second on Saturday.
Jun 6 - 11:59 AM

Chase Utley homered, one of his three hits over four at-bats Tuesday as the Phillies topped the Reds.

Utley took Johnny Cueto yard in the sixth inning, reducing the Phillies' deficit to 4-2 at the time. The 36-year-old's slow start made plenty of headlines, but he has picked things up at the plate over the last few weeks and is now batting .207/.281/.329 with four home runs and 22 RBI. Despite the hot streak, Utley has shown durability issues in the past and his production wanes as the season progresses, so fantasy owners still need to keep a watchful eye on him.
Jun 2 - 10:36 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Phillies' loss to the Mets on Monday afternoon.

Utley hit a two-run single in the top of the third inning and then singled again in the fifth. The veteran second baseman has shown signs of life over the last few weeks, though he's still batting just .183/.261/.303 overall. He does have 21 RBI in 42 games.
May 25 - 4:22 PM

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

Cesar Hernandez is at second base with the opposition starting a lefty (Gio Gonzalez). Utley has hit just .146/.245/.293 versus southpaws this season.
May 24 - 12:23 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-4 with a run scored against the Rockies on Thursday.

Utley had a triple and a single. He's now 9-for-20 (.450) with five extra-base hits over his last six games, pulling his batting average up from .118 to .169 in the process. He dug a pretty big hole for himself with his incredible slump at the start of the season, but he's coming around.
May 21 - 6:36 PM

Chase Utley is back in the three-hole Wednesday.

Utley had five hits (four doubles) in his 12 at-bats batting sixth for the Phillies. Hopefully that'll serve as a jumpstart for the veteran second baseman, who's still slashing just .148/.230/.262 overall in 2015.
May 20 - 4:59 PM

Chase Utley is absent from the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Andres Blanco is handling second base in Utley's place.
May 17 - 11:10 AM

Chase Utley hit a pinch-hit single against the Mets on Saturday.

Utley stepped in with one out in the ninth inning and his team down a run. He managed to single against closer Jeurys Familia, but a winning rally was not to be. The former All-Star has struggled mightily this season, hitting just .109/.183/.207.
May 9 - 10:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Ben Revere
2Domonic Brown
3Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Chad Billingsley
5Severino Gonzalez
6Adam Morgan
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Justin De Fratus
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Luis Garcia
7Elvis Araujo
8Jake Diekman
9Hector Neris