Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:54:47 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knees) isn't expected to play in the first week of Grapefruit League games because of a sprained right ankle, but Utley isn't too worried about the injury. Utley rolled the ankle in January, and it remains swollen. "I'm making a little progress," Utley said. "Obviously I wish it was a little quicker, but I'm trying to be smart about it. It seems like it's making some progressions every few days. I'd like to get out there as soon as possible." General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Utley wouldn't play "for a little while."
Fantasy Tip: Injuries have hampered Utley now the last few seasons, and the risk of more injuries is high because of his age. However, he can give you a decent mix of speed and power once the bigger names come off the board at the keystone. Keep an eye on how his ankles and knees treat him once he's playing spring games.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:13:46 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knee) will be rested in the Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, March 3, against the New York Yankees. The team said his knees are fine, and they're just being cautious. Plus, he is still recovering from a sprained right ankle suffered in mid-January.
Fantasy Tip: Utley has been dinged up over the past few seasons, but he still has some pop and will be a nice FantasyScore play this season for power at a position that doesn't usually have much.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:12:47 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle) sprained his ankle in January and is behind schedule, but it's unknown how far behind he is.
Fantasy Tip: Utley will be a mid-tier second baseman in traditional formats when healthy.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:28:10 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is likely to receive more days off this season, according to manager Ryne Sandberg. "It's important to have bench players that'll be able to step in and give those guys possibly more of a rest than normal," Sandberg said. "But that's really up to the player and how he's going. He had an All-Star first half of the season. Still a quality at-bat even if he made outs. But yeah, I see Chase getting some more days off this year."
Fantasy Tip: Utley's 589 at-bats last season were the most he has had since the 2009 season, and at 36, there is little upside. Still, he is a reliable source of batting average, runs and RBIs, and he he has the potential to flirt with 20 home runs and 10 stolen bases. It isn't flashy, but respectable five-category production is difficult to find at the keystone, especially where Utley can be drafted.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:37:09 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley has told teams he will not waive his 10-and-5 trade rights (10 years in the major leagues and five with the same team) to join another club.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:43:22 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley took some blame for a disappointing season, citing the daily grind of the schedule that finally wore on him. Utley hit .239 with 12 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 52 RBIs in the season's final 106 games.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:45:41 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley has not hit a home run in his last 134 at-bats. It is the longest streak of his career without a home run.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:56:11 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard and 2B Chase Utley are in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 19. Howard is batting cleanup as the designated hitter, and Chase Utley is batting third and playing second base.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:30:01 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 18. SS Andres Blanco is batting eighth and playing second base.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:27:26 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley could be moved to first base next season part of the time, in order to save wear and tear on his body.