Chase Utley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Amaro hopes to move more vets, but says Utley wants to stay

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins’ departure from Philadelphia began with a rumor that the Yankees were interested in acquiring him. That led to a text message from Rollins’ agent, Dan Lozano, to Phillies’ general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Lozano told Amaro that Rollins, who had full no-trade rights, would OK a..." December 20

  • Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

    CSN Philly "Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers,..." July 23

  • Chase Utley does not plan on waiving no-trade rights at deadline

    CBSSports.com "The Phillies come into Tuesday with baseball's seventh worst record at 34-41. They're six games back of the NL East lead and 6.5 games back of a wild-card spot with about a half-dozen teams ahead of them. To call getting to the postseason an uphill climb would be an understatement. Rumblings..." June 24

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    Matt Gelb @magelb

    No Utley, no Brown against lefty Niese. Ruiz is clean up.

  • Chase Utley's homer helps Phillies sweep Marlins

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley’s reputation precedes him. Before Tony Gwynn Jr. joined the Phillies Utley was viewed a certain way. Since joining the team there has been nothing to sway Gwynn’s original assessment. “He was a baller,” Gwynn said. “And he continues to be a baller.” It was Utley’s home run..." April 14

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    No Utley today. Flu.

  • Questions remain for Phillies, yet Chase Utley stresses excitement for 2014

    Delaware Online "Chase Utley stood in the middle of an otherwise empty Phillies clubhouse, fulfilling another media requirement Monday. He was asked if the session was his last. “I hope so,” he said with a laugh. Monday was part of a mini publicity tour for Utley, one the team asked him, and Utley agreed, to..." January 14

  • Utley, Halladay lift Phillies past Marlins, 6-4

    Philly.com "Roy Halladay’s frustrations came to a boil five nights earlier when his latest attempt to revive his career took a turn for the wild before he could complete five innings. Less than four months off shoulder surgery the 36-year-old Halladay sounded like a defeated man. Although he had hardly..." September 18

  • Vesting options boost Utley's deal

    Fox Sports "Chase Utley’s new two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies is worth $27 million. But if the second baseman stays healthy he can max out at five years $75 million according to major-league sources. Utley who turns 35 on Dec. 17 received three vesting options each worth $15 million on top of..." August 08

  • Phillies, Chase Utley in agreement on extension

    Fox Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies declined to trade second baseman Chase Utley in July preferring to negotiate an extension with him and make him in the words of general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. a “Phillie for life.” Mission nearly accomplished. The Phillies are close to signing Utley to a two-year..." August 08

  • After Navarro collision, Cubs say Utley doesn’t play dirty

    CSN Chicago "After several minutes lying in the dirt Dioner Navarro had to be lifted onto a cart and driven away. Hands on his head the Cubs catcher looked stunned as he left the field to get X-rays on his right leg. The crowd of 36171 at Citizens Bank Park respectfully cheered and clapped on Wednesday..." August 08

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Hearing same as @jsalisbury: Utley #Phillies are close. Two-yr deal in high $20M range with multiple vesting options. About to post story.

  • Chase Utley, Phillies discussing multiyear deal for about $13M a year

    CBSSports.com "Chase Utley and the Phillies have been discussing deals for three years or two years plus a vesting option for a third that would pay him in the neighborhood of $13 million a year sources said. Leading up to the trade deadline the Phillies have been telling teams Utley is unavailable as they..." July 31

  • Teams being told Utley is unavailable for trade

    CBSSports.com "Chase Utley is unavailable -- at least at the moment. Two general managers with interest in the Phillies star say the Phillies have informed them that Utley isn't going anywhere. The Phillies are trying to sign Utley to an extension as they consider him their "franchise player'' and there's..." July 29

  • Contract extension for Utley? Sure feels like it

    CSN Philly "Are the Phillies nearing a contract extension with Chase Utley? The hunch here is that they might be. Something seems to be brewing. Again it’s just a hunch but we thought we’d share it anyway. The Phillies are always super quiet when it comes to contract matters -- sometimes they even..." July 25

  • Is Los Angeles' own Chase Utley on Dodgers' radar?

    CBSSports.com "Word going around the game is that the Dodgers could have interest in Chase Utley, the longtime Phillies star who in his younger days starred at UCLA and before that at Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic High. It isn't known if the Dodgers have gone so far as to contact the Phillies regarding..." July 02

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    Chris Branch @ChrisBranchTNJ

    Utley activated from DL. Mini Mart sent back down to LHV.

  • Chase Utley says rehab outing 'went really well'

    CSN Philly "It doesn’t look like much in the box score, but for Chase Utley, Wednesday night’s rehab outing for Double A Reading at First Energy Stadium was exactly what he needed. On the disabled list since May 20 with a strained oblique muscle, Utley cut loose for the first time in nearly a month. The..." June 20

  • Chase Utley nears rehab assignment

    Philly.com "Chase Utley could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as tomorrow. Utley took live batting practice on Friday and Saturday at Coors Field. It was the first time he hit with the rest of his teammates before a game since suffering a right oblique strain in a batting practice swing in..." June 17

  • Utley hasn't put timetable on return from oblique injury

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley hasn’t appeared in a game since May 20 because of a strained right oblique muscle, and he still hasn’t begun to swing a bat. According to Utley, the recovery from the injury has been slow, but he hasn’t placed a timetable on when he will return. “It’s still going to be a fairly slow..." May 31

  • Chase Utley's injury 'slow' to heal

    Philly.com "The Phillies' infielders were mandated to practice at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, the first day back from a long road trip. Yet another starter was missing when the group reached the Citizens Bank Park grass. Michael Young left the team because of a death in his family. He will miss at least three..." May 30

  • Phillies hope Utley's trip to DL is a quick one

    CSN Philly "The Phillies on Thursday night placed second baseman Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle. Utley suffered the injury taking swings during batting practice in Miami on Tuesday night. An MRI performed in Philadelphia on Thursday revealed a Grade 1 strain...." May 24

  • Phillies place Chase Utley on 15-day DL with 'very mild' oblique strain

    CBSSports.com "The Phillies have placed Chase Utley on the 15-day DL with a "very mild" Grade 1 oblique strain, the Phillies announced. There is no corresponding intercostal or ribcage injury. The team expects him to return in two to four weeks. Utley, 34, first felt the problem during batting practice on..." May 24

  • Chase Utley 'scared' by injury, could be headed to DL

    Philly.com "Chase Utley took his first swing in batting practice Tuesday and it did not feel right. He took a second hack, then another, and one more. That is when he went to Charlie Manuel and told the manager his right side hurt. "It definitely scared me a little bit," Utley said Wednesday. Depending..." May 23

  • Phils' Chase Utley to have MRI, unlikely to play tonight

    CSN Philly "It doesn’t sound as if Chase Utley will be in the Phillies’ lineup on Wednesday night. Utley felt pain and a burning sensation in his right rib cage after taking a swing in batting practice Tuesday night. He was scratched from that game. The injury will require an MRI, according to GM Ruben..." May 22

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Utley felt discomfort in his side. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

  • Utley looks to be at full speed again

    Delaware Online "Chase Utley stood in front of his locker Friday night at Marlins Park, quietly answering questions as highlights of the Phillies’ 3-1 win played on a TV above his head. Utley took up most of the video. His RBI triple in the 10th inning drove in the game-winning run. It showed Utley, teeth..." April 14

  • Utley’s bat heating up as opening day approaches

    CSN Philly "A week ago, they rolled out the batting cage at Bright House Field so Chase Utley could take a postgame round of batting practice. Utley hit and hit and hit. For 40 minutes. Those extra swings worked. Utley has eight hits, including three homers, in his last four games. He had three of..." March 25

  • Numbers show Chase Utley belongs in the two-hole

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley was back in the lineup and batting second for the Phillies in their third game of the spring Monday against the Tigers. He batted twice, grounding out to the right side on a first-pitch outside fastball in the first and walking on four pitches in the fourth. The Phils faced lefty..." February 26

  • Utley good, defense bad in Phillies’ first spring game

    CSN Philly "The good news from the Phillies’ first Grapefruit League game: Cole Hamels looked healthy and sharp, and so did Chase Utley. The bad news: The Phillies played sloppy defense, making four errors, in an 8-3 loss to Houston. Defense is being stressed in this camp because it was a serious..." February 24

  • Utley Will Start at 2B for Intrasquad, Spring Opener

    Phillies Nation "For the first time in three years, Chase Utley will play second base for the Phillies in their five inning intersquad scrimmage on Friday and their Spring Opener on Saturday as first reported by Ryan Lawrence. According to Lawrence, Utley will start at second in both games and will rest Sunday. As..." February 20

  • Chase Utley: 'I feel pretty damn good'

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley uttered some promising words Friday. “I feel pretty damn good right now,” he said. Of course, Utley made a similar statement last year and ended up on the sidelines until late June. So why is this year different? Well, there’s no guarantee it will be different, but Utley is..." February 16

  • Taking a look at Maikel Franco

    Phillies Nation "How about some good news today? Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly is reporting the Phillies are "hopeful" second baseman Chase Utley will be ready for Spring Training this year. Salisbury spoke to Phils' General Manager Ruben Amaro, who stated Utley has been working with Scott Sheridan, the Phillies..." January 16

  • Chase Utley Condundrum: Should the Phillies Extend Their Second Baseman?

    The Good Phight "I love Chase Utley. I just want you to know that. I'm not a Phillies fan by any stretch; I'm here to give you my unbiased, "outsider's" opinion on what the Phillies should do with Utley, so it only seems fair to let you know right out of the gate that he's probably been my favorite player..." October 24

  • Utley plans to be 'ready to rock' in spring training

    CSN Philly "This is a different kind of offseason for Chase Utley, different because he is not off at all. If you saw Utley play over the final weeks of the Phillies' season, you saw him run after pop ups down the right-field line, sprint toward the third-base line to be the trailer on a cut-off from..." October 12

  • Utley third base experiment is put to rest

    CSN Philly "One item has been crossed off the Phillies' to-do list as the season winds down: Chase Utley will not play third base in a game. "It's kind of on hold, I guess," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said early Friday night. "He made progress [in workouts at third base.] It's more a matter of..." September 29

  • Time for Phillies to sit Doc, find out about Utley

    CSN Philly "The Phillies are five games out of a playoff spot with nine to play. Their spirited second-half run has been entertaining, and it showed that even a clubhouse full of highly paid, well-decorated veterans still has some fight in it. But the Phils aren't making the October tournament this year...." September 25

  • Utley probably won't play third with Phillies in race

    CSN Philly "Ruben Amaro Jr. wouldn't mind getting a look at Chase Utley at third base before the season ends, but it probably won't happen as long as the Phils are in a playoff race. "That would be tough for us," the Phils' GM said after watching Utley go through another spirited workout at the..." September 15

  • Utley works out at third base again

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley had another workout/tutorial at third base Tuesday afternoon. Four and a half hours before the Phillies played the Reds, Utley was on the field at an extremely humid Great American Ball Park taking ground balls from bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer with first base/infield coach Sam..." September 05

  • Could Utley playing third base really work?

    Allentown Morning Call "It's a blast from the past. Ten years after the last time he played third base, Chase Utley confirmed that he took ground balls there early Wednesday afternoon. Utley played 123 games at third base for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons in 2002. The experiment, though, did not go..." August 30

  • Exploring options, Utley works out at third base

    CSN Philly "A decade ago, the Phillies relationship with Scott Rolen was falling apart. Team officials knew they would have to fill a hole at third base after Rolen's inevitable departure. They decided to give hotshot minor-league second baseman Chase Utley a look at the position. It didn't go well...." August 30

  • Utley unable to stay under radar at third

    Courier-Post "Wednesday's game was a game of the future for the Phillies, and not only because Tyler Cloyd was on the mound. In a move supposed to be "under the radar," Chase Utley was spotted taking grounders at third base in the hours before Wednesday's game. Utley has played second base his entire..." August 30

  • Chase Utley takes ground balls at third base, is open to a position switch

    Hardball Talk "Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Chase Utley took ground balls at third base today "to see if it would be option down road." And according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News the longtime second baseman recently "approached Ruben Amaro Jr. and asked the Phillies general..." August 29

  • Utley, feeling good, gets first day off in month

    CSN Philly "Over the last few weeks, Chase Utley has said that his knees were feeling better and that he believes he's reached "a good place" in dealing with the chronic condition that cost him significant playing time this season and last. But words only say so much. Perhaps the best read on Utley's..." August 20

  • Utley, Ruiz power Phillies' Lee to first win

    CSN Philly "This is what can happen when you have an accomplished bat in the middle of the order. A game can change on one swing. A straight-lining team can show a flicker of life. And Cliff Lee can get a win. Lee's long wait for his first victory of the season ended Wednesday afternoon when the..." July 05

  • Utley's homer shows he's feeling better

    Courier-Post "Chase Utley has been back a week and says he feels "better than last season." In Wednesday's victory over the Mets at Citi Field, his home run spurred the sleepy Phillies, with Utley notching a personal milestone in the process. The dinger was Utley's sixth at Citi Field, tying former Phillie..." July 05

  • Utley was a lot better than Phillies' bullpen

    CSN Philly "There were two separate stories percolating at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night. Chase Utley was making his long-awaited season debut. It was a very important story because Utley is very important to the Phillies' chances of rescuing what has so far been a disappointing 2012..." June 28

  • Utley's return brings optimism

    Courier-Post "After taking fielding practice before Wednesday night's game, Hunter Pence walked through the dugout with a little more bounce in his usual energetic self. "An exciting night," Pence said smiling. Indeed, Chase Utley was back. He wasted no time being the old Chase Utley either. He smacked..." June 28

  • Chase Utley goes 3-for-5 with a homer in return, but Phils fall to Bucs

    Courier-Post "Chase Utley wasn't supposed to have any power in his legs to drive the ball anymore. He wasn't supposed to have the mobility to play second base anymore. And he wasn't supposed to be one of the most dynamic players in baseball anymore. Well, with two swings of the bat – a home run in the..." June 28

  • Utley activated, will make long-awaited return

    MLB.com "The Phillies activated Chase Utley from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday afternoon, and he will make his season debut against the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night. To make room for Utley on the 25-man roster, the Phillies optioned infielder Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh..." June 27