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Despite their disappointing start to the season, the Los
Angeles Dodgers are reportedly interested in upgrading their team this summer. In
an effort to do so, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers could target
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley.
It’s not known at this point if the Dodgers have contacted
the Phillies regarding Utley. It’s also not clear if Philadelphia will be
willing to part ways with Utley this summer, despite the fact that he’s a
pending free agent. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said that he views Utley
as a Phillie for life.
Heyman notes that the Dodgers could view Utley as an upgrade
at second base over veteran Mark Ellis. On the season, Utley has hit .284/.348/.517
with 10 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs.
If the Phillies do become sellers, Heyman adds that Los
Angeles could also express interest in veteran infielder Michael Young. The
former Texas Rangers’ star could appeal to the Dodgers as a third baseman, a
position that has been mostly manned by Luis Cruz and Juan Uribe this season.
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