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Storyline: Utley’s Unannounced Replacement on the Phillies

Because of his three vesting options, Chase Utley could be the regular second baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies for the next four campaigns. Starting in 2015 and through 2017 for each 162, Utley will either have 500 plate appearances to guarantee $15 million for the following season or a club option of $11 million or $5 million if he doesn’t have 500 PA. He had 664 plate appearances...
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Utley homers twice in tie with Tigers

Chase Utley hit two home runs and Russ Canzler also homered as Aaron Harang struck out five over 5 1/3 innings in the Phillies' 4-4 tie with the Tigers on Sunday.
Via Philly Sports Live
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Utley homers twice for Phillies in 4-4 tie with Tigers

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Chase Utley hit his first two home runs of spring training and drove in three runs for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-4 tie against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The 36-year-old missed the first 10 games of the exhibition season after spraining his right ankle in January. He hit a two-run homer in the first off Anibal Sanchez and connected again on the first...
Via AP on Fox
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Chase Utley launches two homers as Phils, Tigers tie

The Phillies took the lead early, but a back-and-forth day with the Tigers ended in a 4-4 tie after nine innings of play. Aaron Harang looked to put together a solid tune-up with the season approaching while the Tigers went with Anibal Sanchez. Chase Utley got the Phillies on the...
Via Philliedelphia
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Report: Chase Utley is "easily attainable"

The Phillies rebuild did not go too far; the team moved in trade shortstop Jimmy Rollins, outfielder Marlon Byrd, and pitcher Antonio Bastardo. Among the old guard, first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley remain. Moving Howard is something the Phillies have tried and we are well aware....
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Crawford’s Chronicles: J.P. Talks Game Action, Teammates, Utley, Greene

J.P. Crawford, image- Jay Floyd Throughout spring training, Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford will be checking in to offer his thoughts straight from Clearwater, FL. Crawford, 20, is widely considered the Phils’ top prospect after the team’s first round draft pick in 2013 posted a .285/.375/.406 slash line in 123 combined games at Class A Lakewood and Class A Advanced Clearwater...
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2015 MLB Team Previews: NL East edition

2015 MLB Previews for the NL Eastl using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   The 2014 season was a disappointing one for the Atlanta Braves. After...
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Spring Training matters for certain Phillies players

Spring Training is all a matter of perspective. Stats can mean everything or nothing depending on the player, the team, and the situation. A veteran player like Chase Utley can skip a few weeks and still have his #26 penciled in the starting lineup on Opening Day. Some veterans like Ryan Howard use Spring Training as an opportunity to change their approach and prove their critics...
Via PhilsBaseball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley plays again as Phillies split up to face both the Yankees and Red Sox

The Phillies have only played full squad games this Spring. Today is the only day that the Phillies will be splitting up to face two teams. The Phillies will host the Boston Red Sox at Bright House Field in Clearwater, while another contingent heads to Legends Field in Tampa to...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley cannot run, will not play Spring Training games anytime soon

While we were aware that second baseman Chase Utley sprained an ankle during the offseason, we learned today that Utley is not yet close to taking the field. Utley is in Phillies Spring Training and working on drills. But games will not happen. Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News...
Via Philliedelphia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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