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Chase Utley | Second Baseman | #26

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears the Angels have emerged as a possibility for Chase Utley.

Utley is from Long Beach, went to UCLA, and spent the last year-and-a-half with the Dodgers, so there probably is some mutual interest here. The veteran second baseman batted .252/.319/.396 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI in 138 games this past season. It should only require a one-year commitment. He turns 38 later this month.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 03:14:00 PM

Chase Utley is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cubs.

He'll take a seat with Jon Lester on the mound. Utley is just 2-for-12 in his career against Lester and also sat against a left-hander last series when the Nationals brought Gio Gonzalez to the mound. The Dodgers' Game 1 lineup looks like this: Howie Kendrick LF, Justin Turner 3B, Corey Seager SS, Yasiel Puig RF, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Carlos Ruiz C, Enrique Hernandez 2B, Joc Pederson CF and Kenta Maeda SP.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Chase Utley is at leadoff for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night against the Nationals.

It's the same lineup Los Angeles used in Games 1, 3, and 4. Game 2 was against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Here is the full NLDS Game 5 lineup for the Dodgers, who will try to crack right-hander Max Scherzer and advance to the NLCS: Chase Utley 2B, Corey Seager SS, Justin Turner 3B, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Josh Reddick RF, Joc Pederson CF, Yasmani Grandal C, Andrew Toles LF, Rich Hill SP.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 03:50:00 PM

Chase Utley smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday as the Dodgers defeated the Nationals 6-5 in Game 4 of the NLDS.

Utley went hitless in his first three at-bats, but he punched a single into right field in the bottom of the eighth with the score tied 5-5 to plate Andrew Toles from second base. And closer Kenley Jansen made it count with a 1-2-3 save. Los Angeles has forced a Game 5 in this best-of-five Division Series. That game will be Thursday in the nation's capital.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 08:54:00 PM

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SS1Corey Seager
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LF1Andrew Toles
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