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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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Chase Utley went 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs and a stolen base but the Phillies dropped Tuesday's game to the Mets.
Utley laced a Matt Harvey offering down the right field line for a solo home run in the first inning, knocked in a run with a single in the third, and hit another solo home run in the eighth off of Sean Gilmartin. He was also hit by a pitch in what was a contentious game between the two NL East rivals. Utley had been ice cold entering the night, batting .091 in 22 at-bats. Apr 14 - 10:37 PM

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After getting Sunday off, Chase Utley went 0-for-3 with an error in his return to the lineup on Monday.

He actually had two misplays at second base. Utley finished the spring in very strong fashion, but he's just 2-for-22 with no extra-base hits to start the regular season. The cold start likely had a lot to do with the early day off Sunday.
Apr 13 - 4:22 PM

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

Neither is Carlos Ruiz, as the Phillies are going with Carlos Hernandez at second base and Cameron Rupp at catcher. Max Scherzer should face little resistance Sunday.
Apr 12 - 10:47 AM

Some baseball executives told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that they believe Chase Utley "will eventually give in" and waive his no-trade clause.

Utley has resisted being traded in the past, although he did indicate at the beginning of spring training that he'd be willing to listen should the Phillies come to him about waiving the clause. The 36-year-old is owed $10 million in 2015 and has $15 million vesting options each of the next three seasons after that. Utley batted .419/.486/.871 with four homers during spring training.
Source: Boston Globe
Apr 5 - 11:58 AM

Chase Utley homered twice off Julio Teheran as the Phillies smoked the Braves 9-2 on Wednesday.

Utley also homered twice Sunday before taking Monday off. It's quite an outburst from a guy who mustered 11 homers in 589 at-bats last year and hasn't reached 20 since way back in 2009. Of course, Utley remains one of the NL's top second basemen when healthy. It just doesn't result in nearly as much fantasy value as it used to.
Apr 1 - 4:19 PM

Chase Utley hit a pair of homers and walked Sunday as the Phillies and Tigers played to a 4-4 tie.

The homers off Anibal Sanchez were the first he's hit this spring. Utley, though, hasn't played as much as most, partly because of a sprained ankle and partly because he doesn't really need to. He's batting .423 in 26 at-bats.
Mar 29 - 4:40 PM

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com hears Chase Utley is "easily attainable" if teams are willing to take on his full salary.

That cost is $10 million in 2015 with three vesting options for $15 million apiece in each of the following three years, options that vest if Utley has at least 500 plate appearances in the previous season. That's a big risk for a 36-year-old whose production is slowly but surely dropping off. A few teams could take on that sort of risk, including the team Gonzalez covers, the Angels, but not many seem to be in the market for a second baseman at this state. Perhaps teams will be more apt to deal for Utley closer to the trade deadline.
Mar 21 - 4:50 PM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Thursday that Chase Utley (ankle) is "getting closer" to playing second base.

Utley has been limited to designated hitter duty to this point as he works his way back from a sprained ankle. "We're getting closer to that date," Sandberg said. "He got ground balls yesterday and he wanted to get a pregame today and then DH and then we'll go from there."
Mar 19 - 9:18 PM

Chase Utley (ankle) is in the Phillies' Grapefruit League lineup Friday, batting third and in the designated hitter spot.

It's Utley's first game action this spring, as he's been slowed by a right ankle sprain that he suffered back in January. It's unclear when he'll be ready to play in the field, but Utley should have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day. He could eventually be a trade candidate, although he has 10-and-5 rights and has resisted leaving Philadelphia in the past.
Mar 13 - 9:49 AM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Chase Utley (ankle) could make his spring debut Friday as the designated hitter.

Utley suffered a mild right ankle sprain during a workout in January, so the Phillies have been bringing him along slowly this spring. While he could DH on Friday, it's unclear when he'll be ready to play in the field. Still, there's plenty of time for him to get ready for the season.
Mar 12 - 4:16 PM

Chase Utley (ankle) was seen testing his ankle around the bases after taking batting practice on Wednesday.

Philadelphia Daily News writer Ryan Lawrence reported that Utley "seemed to turn it up a notch," from jogging to running, as he rounded third. Utley suffered the ankle injury during a workout in January. He has yet to appear in a spring training game, though it appears he's progressing toward his first action. He could play in a game by the end of the week.
Mar 11 - 10:31 AM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Sunday that he's still uncertain when Chase Utley (ankle) will make his Grapefruit League debut.

While his ankle injury is believed to be minor, it's mildly concerning that he has yet to appear in a spring game. Sandberg noted that if the veteran infielder plays in a game in the coming week, it would be towards the end of the week.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 8 - 9:35 PM

Chase Utley won't appear in any spring games this week due to lingering ankle soreness.

Utley suffered a mild right ankle sprain during a workout in January and the Phillies are easing him along in camp. The 36-year-old second baseman is not yet in danger of missing any regular-season action. He should only need around 40-50 at-bats in the Grapefruit League.
Mar 2 - 11:49 AM

Chase Utley will not play in the Phillies Grapefruit League opener against the Yankees on Tuesday.

The Phillies insist that the veteran infielder is fine and that they're simply being cautious as Utley recovers from a mild ankle sprain he incurred while working out in January. The 36-year-old Utley has still been participating in workouts and has been taking batting practice, and should appear in game action before the end of the week.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 1 - 8:22 PM

Chase Utley said Monday that while he wants to stay with the Phillies, he "would have to listen" if the club ever came to him about a possible trade.

"For as much respect as I have for the organization, if they ever came to me and asked me [to consider a trade], I would have to listen, but I don’t think much will change," Utley said. Utley has full no-trade and has been consistent in saying that he doesn't want to go anywhere, but it appears that he's at least leaving the door cracked open. The 36-year-old is owed $10 million in 2015 and has $15 million vesting options each of the next three seasons after that.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 23 - 7:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4David Buchanan
5Sean O'Sullivan
6Chad Billingsley
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Dustin McGowan
8Luis Garcia