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. Jumping from Single A to Triple A in 2002, Utley played 123 games at third base that season and made 28 errors in 340 total chances. The experiment was abandoned the next season. David Bell was signed to play third base. Utley returned to second base and eventually became a five-time all-star at the position.
Exploring options, Utley works out at third base
CSN Philly | Aug 30