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Chase Utley | Second Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Contract: view contract details

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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. Feb 23 - 7:57 PM
Source: CSN Philly

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Chase Utley acknowledged to reporters Monday that he sprained an ankle in January.

The veteran second baseman is over the injury by now, but he's going to take it easy for the first couple weeks of spring camp just to be safe. Utley should be fine for the beginning of the regular season. He could be trade bait this summer for the rebuilding Phillies.
Feb 23 - 1:29 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has indicated that Chase Utley still has no desire to waive his no-trade clause.

"I've had some dialogue with Wolfie [agent Joel Wolfe] but frankly, he doesn't want to go anywhere," Amaro said. "He has no desire to go anywhere... He wants to honor his contract and that's how we have to perceive it." The Phillies are obviously in rebuilding mode, but it appears that Utley would rather stay where he's comfortable than go to a potential playoff contender. The veteran second baseman will make $10 million in 2015 and has $45 million in three vesting options from 2016-18.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the chances of the Phillies trading Chase Utley are "possible, albeit slim."

Utley has 10-and-5 no-trade rights and has always maintained a desire to stay in Philadelphia. However, as Gelb points point, Jimmy Rollins never said he wanted to leave, either, until just recently. Gelb has been told by rival executive that the Phillies "are not aiming for an 'Astros-like' teardown," so they could choose to hang on to Utley even in a rebuilding phase. Utley has $45 million in three vesting options over the next three years and would certainly draw plenty of interest if the Phillies make him available and he indicates a willingness to waive his no-trade rights.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:04:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that teams are going to monitor Chase Utley closely this offseason to see if he becomes available via trade.

Utley would have to approve any deal, and he's expressed a hesitancy to do so in the past. However, the Phillies don't seem particularly close to contending, so perhaps the soon-to-be 36-year-old will have a change of heart over the winter. Utley hit a solid .270/.339/.407 with 11 homers and 78 RBI this season and would no doubt draw plenty of interest from around the league if he's placed on the trade block.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Chase Utley is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.

He's presumably getting a breather. Andres Blanco will make the start at second base.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored as the Phillies topped the Marlins on Friday.

Utley also drew a walk, reaching in three of his four plate appearances on the night. He has had a solid, if unspectacular, season offensively, slashing .276/.345/.418 with 11 homers, 75 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' starting lineup on Thursday night versus the Pirates.

It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran second baseman. Cesar Hernandez will start in his place.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Chase Utley is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

He's presumably getting the day off. Freddy Galvis will make the start at second base.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Chase Utley went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Phillies' 7-6, come-from-behind victory over the Mets on Sunday.

Utley hit a solo home run early before a two-run triple, his fourth triple of the season, made it a one-run game in the seventh inning. Utley finished a double shy of the cycle, and he's got 10 hits in his last 24 at-bats. The second baseman is hitting .287/.355/.442 with 11 home runs this year.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Chase Utley broke out of his slump, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run as the Phillies handily defeated the Astros on Wednesday.

Utley entered the night with two hits in his last 27 at-bats. He broke the game open when he belted a three-run home run to right field off of Brad Peacock in the fourth inning, boosting the Phillies' lead up to 8-2 at the time. Utley has wilted big time after a fantastic April and May, but still owns a respectable .281/.349/.428 slash line with 10 home runs and 59 RBI.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Chase Utley blasted a grand slam into the upper deck in right field at Citi Field on Tuesday. It was his only hit in four plate appearances as the Phillies went on to an easy victory.

Utley took reliever Josh Edgin out to right field to break the game wide open at 6-0 in the seventh. It's the fifth grand slam of the veteran second baseman's career, and his first since 2010. The 35-year-old is having another productive year, slashing .291/.353/.439 with nine home runs and 54 RBI.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Chase Utley is out of the Phillies' lineup on Monday.

It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran second baseman. Reid Brignac will get the nod in his place Monday in the Phillies' series-opener against the Mets.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Blue Jays and Giants are "taking their best shot" at trading for Chase Utley, but the second baseman is unlikely to be dealt.

Utley has 10-and-5 trade veto rights and doesn't appear eager to leave Philadelphia even though the Phils appear headed for a rebuilding phase. It's possible that his mind can be changed before the end of the month, but at the moment it doesn't sound like the veteran second baseman is going anywhere.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Chase Utley singled and hit a solo home run in four at-bats as the Phillies won their third consecutive game against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Utley gave the Phillies an early 1-0 lead, lining a home run to right field off of Kyle Lohse. It's his second homer of the series and his third consecutive two-hit game. The second baseman is now slashing .294/.351/.453 with eight home runs and 46 RBI. Utley will try to help the Phillies go for a four-game series sweep on Thursday.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 11:00:00 PM

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