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It has become a war of attrition at second base in Philadelphia.
On Monday, we heard that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has plateaued in his rehab. He is not expected to be healthy by Opening Day. To make matters worse, utility infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his foot after being...
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So we’ve learned that Chase Utley probably won’t be ready for Opening Day, a reality many of us assumed but wanted badly not to hear this season.In the last episode of Phillies Nation TV, Pat asked why Utley hadn’t yet seen an inning in the field or a plate appearance against live pitching. It was a valid question that offered more and more room for pessimism the longer you...
It’s the latest edition of Phillies Nation TV with Pat Gallen, Corey Seidman, and Natalie Egenolf. On this weeks episode, the talk is about Chase Utley’s knees and the dreaded microfracture word. Also, Pat was in Clearwater for Spring Training and got a chance to talk with Ryan Lawrence of the Delco Times and Kevin McAlpin, Braves Beat Reporter from 680 the Fan in Atlanta.Lawrence...
According to a recent story by the Courier-Post, chronic knee pain could end Chase Utley’s career.
Utley, who left the Philadelphia Phillies spring training camp on Monday to see a knee specialist, has been suffering from a combination of damaged cartilage and severe tendinitis in both knees.
“I worry about Chase because it’s a chronic knee problem,” Phillies GM Ruben...
Last season, Chase Utley opened the season on the disabled list due to knee tendinitis. He would miss 46 games. Now, reports are surfacing at CSN Philadelphia that the 33-year-old second baseman has left Phillies camp to see a specialist for his continually sore knees. It’s now considered “likely” Utley will begin the season on the disabled list, putting the Phillies’ entire...
Martinez joins the parade of injured Phils infielders.The hits just keep coming for the Phillies. Utility infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his right foot after being hit by a Jim Johnson pitch leaving Hector Luna and Pete Orr as the only utility infield options as Kevin Frandsen was optioned to the Minor League camp shortly after the game.Luna has 313.1 career innings at...
Phillies' second baseman, Chase Utley, has been battling a knee injury this Spring. Right now, young prospect Freddy Galvis is expected to be the Phillies' second baseman on Opening Day. Todd Zolecki of MLB.comsays that Utley could be out “indefinitely,” but the team has no plans to look for a replacement outside the organization, or at least not yet.
The problem with...
The news given by Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Tuesday morning shouldn’t have come as a surprise, but that doesn’t lessen the impact anymore: All-Star 2B Chase Utley has left spring training to seek a specialist on his degenerative right knee as the progress and recovery has reached a plateau. This means that not only will Utley have not played in any spring...
Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies (Bilateral Knee Soreness)
Both of Utley’s knees are in pain. They likely degenerated further from his 2011 condition despite modifications to his strength and conditioning program. Last year, the second baseman dealt with chronic patellar tendinitis and trouble with the cartilage on the back of the kneecap. The patellar cartilage has very little...
The latest news on Chase Utley is not good. The Philadelphia Phillies' second baseman has hit a "plateau" in his rehab for his chronic knee problem. Utley has already missed 102 games combined over the last two seasons and his once great career seems at a crossroads. 2010 wasn't quite as off for Utley statistically, but last year, his numbers really dipped. His...
The Phillies say they aren’t seeking a replacement for second baseman Chase Utley, who left the team Monday to be evaluated by a specialist.
But their latest injury – a broken bone in infielder Michael Martinez’s foot – almost certainly means that the team will pursue a utility man.
Martinez suffered his injury Tuesday when he was hit by a pitch in a Grapefruit League...
If you're a Phillies' infielder, you might want to be sure your health insurance is intact. Michael Martinez became another infield casualty on Tuesday when he broke a bone in his foot.
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached the point where they will be judged on whether they win their last game.
Anything less is unacceptable.
Five straight division titles, two National League championships and one World Series victory have raised expectations to enormous proportions. It's all-or-nothing in Philadelphia, though key injuries may give the Phillies some kind...
Have you already penciled the Phillies in atop your projected NL East standings? Well, you might want to find an eraser.
Ryan Howard is going to miss the first two months of the season while recovering from the Achilles injury he suffered last October, and it now appears that Chase Utley will be joining him on the disabled list with recurring knee woes. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee...
Just a head's up, the GMs are currently recovering from a long, long weekend (our best friend got hitched at the Stoudt's Brewery in Adamstown...) and are neck deep in actual work because a few weeks ago we lost most of our advertisers because we called Jose Reyes a "slut" and had to get real jobs to make our child support payments. So, bear with us the next few...