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Mackanin hints Cesar Hernandez might remain Phillies' everyday second baseman

While Philadelphia Phillies everyday second baseman Chase Utley has been on the disabled list, Cesar Hernandez has been thriving at the position, which will force interim manager Pete Mackanin to decide whom to play at the position when Utley returns from the DL. Since taking officially over as the Phillies' everyday second baseman on June 23, Hernandez has gone 13 for 27 (.481)...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Cesar stick at 2B when Utley returns?

Interim manager Pete Mackanin had no update Tuesday afternoon on Chase Utley, who was scheduled to have a cortisone injection in his right ankle last week. But he said Cesar Hernandez is earning the right to play more the rest of the season.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies put struggling Chase Utley on 15-day disabled list

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed second baseman Chase Utley, who is having the worst season of his career, on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right ankle. The 36-year-old Utley is among the most surprising stories thus far in the 2015 season. While he is not the hitter he once was, no one expected the six-time All-Star to be hitting a measly .179, which ranks...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley To DL, Ruf Called Up

After Tuesday night’s 11-8 victory over the Yankees, the Phillies announced that Chase Utley would be heading to the DL with right ankle inflammation. Darin Ruf will be called up to fill the roster spot. Utley sprained his ankle back in January, and it took him a long time to resume baseball activities following the injury. Maybe some time off will be good for Utley–both physically...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley hits the disabled list with ankle inflammation

In a surprising move, the Phillies placed second baseman Chase Utley on the disabled list. Despite Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg insisting Utley was healthy as early as yesterday, Utley will miss some time. Marshall Harris of CSN Philly reported: The Phillies have placed Chase Utley on the 15-day DL with...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing Chase Utley everyday can be costly for the Philadelphia Phillies

There is no Red October in Philadelphia this season, there isn’t really going to be any drama for Philadelphia Phillies fans to watch this season except to see if the team finishes dead last. But behind the scenes the Phillies could be making a real expensive mistake with Chase Utley. Utley is a shell of his former self this season, hitting below the Mendoza line at .182/.258/...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Phillies limit Chase Utley's playing time due to contract?

Chase Utley is in the midst of his worst season of professional baseball, and yet he's on pace to be guaranteed another eight-figure season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki notes in a recent blog post that Utley is 256 plate appearances away from hitting the 500 plate appearances he needs to activate a club vesting option that will guarantee him a...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Phillies and Chase, the End of the Road is Near

There's a fairly solid argument that Chase Utley is the greatest second baseman in Phillies' history. He won a title here, made many All-Star Games here, and was a leader of a great team. There was a solid five year stretch where he either was or arguably was the best...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley continues to raise his average

Chase Utley has not had a season to remember for the Philadelphia Phillies. The former all star was hitting .099 on May 8, which was the lowest batting average among qualified hitters through a team’s first 30 games since 1914. But it is now June 3rd and Utley has found a way to get his average up to .207. Ok yes, .207 is nothing to rave home about but for a player to raise his...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley Finally Raises Average Above “Mendoza Line”

For the first time in 2015, Chase Utley’s batting average has exceeded the .200 mark after a 3-4 performance in last night’s walk-off win against the Reds, raising his average to .207. Hey Ben, my average is over .200!(Ron Cortes/Staff file photo) It’s been a long, grueling process, but the beloved second baseman has slowly shown signs of returning to his usual form at the...
Via Phillies Nation
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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