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Fri, 24 May 2013 15:18:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (oblique) could return from a mild oblique strain when he's eligible to return from the disabled list in two weeks, but Utley is cautious in not rushing himself back. "We really won't know for another week or so, how it's recovering," Utley said. "Obviously I'd like to be back in 15 days. But I don't think it's smart to come back if it's not ready."
Fantasy Tip: Utley is widely known as a slow healer, so don't expect him to return in two weeks. Even Utley himself seems resigned to the fact that he won't rush to be ready within that time frame. He knows his body. That means Freddy Galvis will retain two-plus week value in deep mixed leagues.
Thu, 23 May 2013 19:38:58 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team hopes 2B Chase Utley (oblique) will be able to come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible. "The recovery for this type of injury should take between two and four weeks," Amaro said. "We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days."
Thu, 23 May 2013 19:29:34 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have officially placed 2B Chase Utley (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique strain.
Thu, 23 May 2013 17:20:05 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (oblique) has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 oblique strain and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Although they are terming it a mild oblique injury, we've seen mild injury concerns keep Utley out for much longer than the minimum timetable before. Treat this situation similarly and expect him to be out for longer than 15 days, especially since clubs tend to be extra cautious with oblique ailments. Freddy Galvis, who will likely start at the keystone, will have value in deep mixed leagues until Utley comes back. Cesar Hernandez or Darin Ruf could be recalled from the minors for depth.
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:57:54 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (rib cage) will have an MRI following his absence from the club's game on Tuesday, May 21. He was scratched after he felt pain and a burning sensation in the area following a swing during batting practice. Utley won't play on Wednesday, May 22. It sounds as if the test will take place on Thursday, May 23. If he lands on the disabled list, then Freddy Galvis would fill in at second base, and the club would probably recall INF Cesar Hernandez or 1B/OF Darin Ruf.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't sound like a major injury, but a DL stint, one that could require more than the minimum stay, seems more than likely. Generally, teams don't like to mess around with these kinds of upper-body injuries because of how easily they're aggravated. It's a temporary setback to what has been a nice rebound for Utley, but it's something folks can deal with. Galvis would have value in deep mixed leagues in the interim.
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:59:49 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (side) has been scratched Tuesday, May 21, because of right side discomfort.
Fantasy Tip: Freddy Galvis will start in his place tonight and probably for however long Utley needs to sit. Galvis is primarily NL-only fodder but could serve as a desperation play in deep mixed games if this lingers.
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:41:27 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have given other teams the idea that they won't come close to considering a fire sale for at least another two months, but when that time comes and if they do become sellers, 2B Chase Utley might be coveted by many teams. The Phillies have given the impression that they will go to Utley first to see if he wants to go elsewhere. He is in the last year of his contract and can block trades to 21 teams.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:51:19 -0700
Although he's been able to stay on the field after missing each of the last two springs with chronic knee pain, Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is hitting .179 (5-for-28) with a double, a home run, six strikeouts and six walks.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:07:50 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, Feb. 26, due to the wet field conditions in camp. INF Kevin Frandsen started in place of Utley.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:54:39 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said 2B Chase Utley (knees) likely will play in the team's intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, as well as their first spring training camp Saturday, Feb. 23. Manuel said Utley probably would sit out the team's game Sunday, Feb. 24. Utley has not played in a spring training game since 2010 because his knee injuries.