Found March 25, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:

According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Phillies have some interest in Yankees utilityman Ramiro Pena.

This is not a huge surprise. Chase Utley announced today that he will miss Opening Day, and the Phillies are looking for some depth behind the young Freddy Galvis.


Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley to miss opening day, return unknown

While dealing with lingering knee issues, Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley will not be ready for opening day this year and remains questionable as to when he will be able to return to the Phillies lineup. Utley told reporters that he is not hitting right now and will return when he’s “comfortable”.Utley told reporters that he is suffering chondromalacia...

The Chase Utley Scuttlebutt – Why Fans Care

When Chase Utley complained on Sunday about all of the speculation in the media about his condition, it struck me as funny. Here’s a guy who never speaks about anything, and wouldn’t even tell anyone what specialist he was going to see last week when he left camp, and now he wants to complain because people are talking about him. With a player as beloved as Chase Utley is, you’d...

Phillies 2B Utley ruled out for start of season

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will miss the remainder of the exhibition season and will not be ready for opening day due to his chronic knee issues.It will be the second straight year that Utley will start the regular season as an observer. He missed the entire exhibition season in 2011 and did not play in his first game until mid-May due to patellar tendinitis...

Utley opts for therapy, not surgery

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has a new plan. It's not surgery. It's not retirement. It's a daily routine that he hopes will strengthen both of his knees, though not in time for him to play on Opening Day. Utley spoke to reporters Sunday for the first time since he left Phillies camp six days ago. He said he went to Arizona to visit trainer Brett...

The Utley Files – “I Still Feel Like I Have A Lot of Baseball Left in Me”

Phillies' All Star 2nd Baseman Chase Utley addressed the issues affecting his knees and keeping him off of the baseball field with reporters today. A writer for Philly Sports World used the term “Chasegate” a year ago to describe the situation that the Philadelphia Phillies and their second baseman, Chase Utley found themselves in. It was an odd situation made even odder...

Chase Utley Not Having Surgery, Not Retiring

Chase Utley put an end to the rumors and told members of the media he will not be having surgery, and he will not be retiring. He is going to miss the start of the season, but is optimistic he will get back on the field. For more on today's announcement, click here.

Lee Solid vs. Pirates; Galvis Day-to-Day

Freddy Galvis.Cliff Lee looks to be ready to rock. He struck out three, giving up three hits over six innings in the Phillies 5-4 win over the Pirates in Clearwater. Lee did not allow a run, but Antonio Bastardo did. He was responsible for three runs just a few days after returning from elbow tightness that was attributed to dehydration.You can stash this in the “It’s Only Spring...

Phillies Odds and Ends – Dom Brown, Martinez, Utley and the Walking Dead

It’s been a rough spring for the Philadelphia Phillies. With the season almost here, the Phillies will head north with a number of questions hanging over their heads. Michael Martinez broke the fourth metatarsal in his right foot during a game against the Baltimore Orioles. Martinez is expected to miss 6-8 weeks because of the injury. Martinez’s injury just adds to the Phillies’...

Utley Answers, But Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki reported that Chase Utley answered many questions about his injured left knee yesterday. He spoke about a new rehab program and stated that he would play again this year, although no time table was given. Utley also stated that last year, it was the right knee that bothered him and this year it is the left. He...

More Phillies Injuries: Freddy Galvis Day To Day

The Phillies announced that Freddy Galvis is day to day with a left foot contusion. Galvis is expected to be the Opening Day starter at second base for the injured Chase Utley.

With Open Day Looming, Questions arise in Phillies camp

There is a race going on in Phillies camp: Who will come back first, Ryan Howard or Chase Utley? When you are five time National League champion, not many question should come from within the camp. But there is one problem. The Phillies are getting old. When your core is older than 30, you are going to have problems. It is why the Mets folded in 2007, why the Braves can ‘t hold...
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