Posted March 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Chase Utley is so private about his injuries that players on other teams ask reporters for updates on the five-time All-Star. Good luck with that. Utley still hasn't played in a game for the Philadelphia Phillies this spring because of a chronic knee condition that forced him to miss the first 46 games last year. He's not participating in team fielding drills or taking grounders during batting practice, but is hitting. Utley, however, may be getting closer to seeing action, though he wouldn't use those words. ''I'd like to play in a game next week,'' Utley said Saturday. The tight-lipped second baseman hadn't spoken to reporters since his first week in camp. He's the toughest guy to find in the clubhouse or anywhere at the practice complex. Not that it matters because he doesn't say much when he talks. Cornered after the Phillies beat Toronto 4-3 in 10 innings, Utley gave a slight update on his progress. Asked if he could be ready f...
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