Chase Utley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chase Utley making first career start at third base

    Hardball Talk "With Justin Turner and Jimmy Rollins both banged up, Chase Utley will do something in tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks that he has never done in his major league career. After appearing in 1,574 games, he will make his first ever start at third base. Utley, now 36, hasn’t played third..." September 22

  • Chase Utley takes out full page ad in Philadelphia Daily News

    CBS Sports "Chase Utley debuted for the Philadelphia Phillies on April 4, 2003. He last played for them on Aug. 18, 2015 before being traded to the Dodgers. In between, we saw Utley make six All-Star games, make the playoffs five times, help the Phillies win the pennant twice and World Series..." August 24

  • Phillies trade Utley to Dodgers for pair of prospects

    The Score "Chase Utley is packing his bags for Tinseltown. The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the veteran second baseman from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers. The Phillies will also send $4 million in order to help cover the remaining $6 million owed to..." August 20

  • Phillies agree to trade Utley to Dodgers; deal not yet official

    CBS Sports "The Phillies have agreed to trade veteran second baseman Chase Utley plus $2 million to the Dodgers in exchange for two minor-leaguers, sources said. The deal has not been signed yet, though both sides have agreed to the trade. The deal would be expected to be for multiple "mid-level"..." August 19

  • Dodgers reportedly front-runners to acquire Phillies' Utley

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are the front-runners to acquire second baseman Chase Utley from the Philadelphia Phillies, as first reported by on Tuesday. FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Tuesday that the situation was "coming to a head." Utley, 36, has spent his entire..." August 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Utley situation with #Phillies coming to head. Trade possible today.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Chase Utley likely to stay with #Phillies rest of season, GM Ruben Amaro tells SportsRadio WIP

  • Rejected? GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says the Phillies are unlikely to trade Chase Utley

    Hardball Talk "Trade speculation has been swirling around Chase Utley for the past couple weeks, with multiple contending teams being linked to the six-time All-Star second baseman, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said during a radio interview this morning that Utley “is likely to be with the Phillies for..." August 18

  • Yankees, Phillies' Chase Utley linked again

    Newark Star-Ledger "Still, the rumors swirl. Even as the Yankees continue to trot Stephen Drew out to second base as August nears a close, there are still reports that the team is interested, at least a little bit, in the Phillies' Chase Utley. The latest, from the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo: 3. Chase..." August 17

  • Chase Utley to sit Sunday, fueling speculation the Phillies will trade him

    CBS Sports "Phillies manager Pete Mackinin announced Phillies veteran second baseman Chase Utley will not be in the lineup Sunday, fueling speculation that he is set to be traded, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Utley has been on a tear since his activation off the disabled list." August 16

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Hearing credible buzz tonight about Astros being in Utley chase. Could get time 1B, DH. 6 teams apparently in: Cubs, SF, NYY, 2 LA

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Chase Utley controls where he'll go, but executives involved believe the #Phillies 2B will ultimately choose between the #Cubs and #Angels.

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels are exploring the possibility of adding veteran 2B Chase Utley, who has cleared waivers and is 7-for-17 since coming off the DL.

  • Giants may be willing to pay more luxury tax to pursue Phillies' Utley

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco Giants, seeking their fourth World Series title in six years, have crossed a new payroll boundary and might continue to add salary before the Aug. 31 deadline for setting postseason rosters. For the first time, the Giants are in position to exceed the luxury-tax threshold,..." August 14

  • Chase Utley gets day off as trade drama drones on

    CSN Philly "There was no showcase on Wednesday. Chase Utley got the day off. Utley has started four of six games, and batted leadoff each time, since coming off the disabled list. He will likely be in the lineup when the Phillies return to action Friday night in Milwaukee. That is, if he’s still a..." August 13

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: #SFGiants and #Phillies in ongoing talks about Chase Utley trade. Stage is advanced enough that prospect names have been discussed.

  • Chase Utley reportedly clears waivers; no deal yet

    Courier-Post "Within three weeks, the Phillies will know if they will have to keep getting creative in putting together their everyday lineup. Chase Utley’s return from the disabled list has resulted in interim manager Pete Mackanin trying to find ways to get the veteran in the lineup regularly. The Phillies..." August 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Utley cleared waivers. Can be traded to any club. Has right to veto any deal as player with 10 years service, five with same team.

  • Chase Utley's bat comes alive — and the Giants are watching

    CSN Philly "A month ago, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. proclaimed that Chase Utley was no longer the team’s primary second baseman, that he had been overtaken by Cesar Hernandez. On Friday, Utley returned from a six-week stay on the disabled list, played second base and batted leadoff for the..." August 10

  • Utley rejoins Phillies, is likely to start on Friday "Chase Utley arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday morning, effectively ending his three-game rehab stint in the minor leagues. He watched from the dugout as the Phillies fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 10-8. Utley packed his belongings afterward and changed into a suit. The second baseman had..." August 07

  • Phillies will activate Chase Utley for Friday’s game

    Hardball Talk "Out since mid-June with an ankle injury, Chase Utley has completed a minor-league rehab assignment and the six-time All-Star second baseman will come off the disabled list to rejoin the Phillies’ active roster Friday. Utley went 6-for-13 (.545) while playing two Double-A games and one Triple-A..." August 06

  • Chase Utley could return to Phillies as early as Thursday

    CSN Philly "It sounds like Chase Utley could be ready to return to the Phillies as early as Thursday. Utley, playing second base for Reading for the first time during his rehab assignment, was active early in the Fightin Phils' game in Trenton, assisting on all three groundouts in the first inning behind..." August 05

  • Chase Utley to begin rehab assignment on Sunday "Chase Utley’s road back to the Phillies will continue on Sunday afternoon in Allentown. The second baseman will begin a rehab assignment with triple-A Lehigh Valley at Coca-Cola Park. The IronPigs play Norfolk at 1:35. " August 02

  • Cubs considering Chase for Utley

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs aren’t done looking for players to help down the stretch, and sources say one of the players they’ve discussed internally as a potential August waiver-period target is Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. That would have to involve cash going to the Cubs to offset the $5 million or so..." August 02

  • The Angels are "monitoring" Chase Utley

    Hardball Talk "Alden Gonzalez of reports that the Angels have “been monitoring the rehab” of Chase Utley. Utley has been trying to come back from inflammation in his right ankle and may be back soon. Utley has a $15 million vesting option this year if he reaches 500 plate appearances. As he only has..." July 24

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    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    Utley is doing very light work in the field. He was taking throws at 1B, with a 1B glove, initially. Now he's taking shovel throws at 2B.

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    Ryan Lawrence @ryanlawrence21

    Is Utley still team's everyday 2B upon return? "Not for me he's not," Amaro said. "Cesar Hernandez is our best second baseman."

  • Chase Utley to DL with ankle injury, Ryne Sandberg surprised

    CSN Philly "Maybe this is the reason why Chase Utley has been struggling so badly at the plate, though manager Ryne Sandberg sounded like he had his doubts. Moments after the final out of the Phillies’ 11-6 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, the team announced that Utley was being placed on..." June 24

  • Utley’s Playing Time to Begin Dwindling? "Chase Utley did not play today at Citizens Bank Park. It was the fourth time in seven games he had not started at second base, although in two of those games he served as the Phillies’ first baseman and designated hitter. Utley’s playing time is being monitored closely these days because he is..." June 22

  • For Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, a warming trend

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have not turned back the clock. They have not put Father Time in a headlock and showed him who’s boss. This is not a return to the good old days. But these two aging pillars of the Phillies’ long-gone championship run are swinging the bats better and finding more..." May 22

  • Chase Utley’s 'mental break' could last more than a day

    CSN Philly "Even on the day Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the lineup for a “mental break” that could last a couple of days, Chase Utley had his face buried in a laptop computer as he dissected video of his at-bats Tuesday afternoon. You can stop the grinder from playing, but you can’t stop the grinder from..." May 06

  • Sandberg won't move struggling Utley out of 3-spot

    CSN Philly "When Ryan Howard was in the cleanup spot earlier this season killing rallies, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg alleviated the situation by moving him down in the order to seventh. Howard has since batted fifth, sixth and seventh, hitting his first home run of the season Tuesday night out of the..." April 23

  • Report: Chase Utley is “easily attainable”

    Hardball Talk "’s Alden Gonzalez reports that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is “easily attainable” if an acquiring team is willing to take on his remaining contract. Utley’s contract is quite interesting: he signed a two-year, $27 million extension with the Phillies in August 2013, but it came..." March 22

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Chase Utley's right ankle isn't completely healthy. Didn't work out today. "They're not going to play him for a little while," Amaro said.

  • Amaro hopes to move more vets, but says Utley wants to stay

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins’ departure from Philadelphia began with a rumor that the Yankees were interested in acquiring him. That led to a text message from Rollins’ agent, Dan Lozano, to Phillies’ general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Lozano told Amaro that Rollins, who had full no-trade rights, would OK a..." December 21

  • Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

    CSN Philly "Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers,..." July 23

  • Chase Utley does not plan on waiving no-trade rights at deadline

    CBS Sports "The Phillies come into Tuesday with baseball's seventh worst record at 34-41. They're six games back of the NL East lead and 6.5 games back of a wild-card spot with about a half-dozen teams ahead of them. To call getting to the postseason an uphill climb would be an understatement. Rumblings..." June 24

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    Matt Gelb @magelb

    No Utley, no Brown against lefty Niese. Ruiz is clean up.

  • Chase Utley's homer helps Phillies sweep Marlins

    CSN Philly "Chase Utley’s reputation precedes him. Before Tony Gwynn Jr. joined the Phillies Utley was viewed a certain way. Since joining the team there has been nothing to sway Gwynn’s original assessment. “He was a baller,” Gwynn said. “And he continues to be a baller.” It was Utley’s home run..." April 14

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    No Utley today. Flu.

  • Questions remain for Phillies, yet Chase Utley stresses excitement for 2014

    Delaware Online "Chase Utley stood in the middle of an otherwise empty Phillies clubhouse, fulfilling another media requirement Monday. He was asked if the session was his last. “I hope so,” he said with a laugh. Monday was part of a mini publicity tour for Utley, one the team asked him, and Utley agreed, to..." January 14

  • Utley, Halladay lift Phillies past Marlins, 6-4 "Roy Halladay’s frustrations came to a boil five nights earlier when his latest attempt to revive his career took a turn for the wild before he could complete five innings. Less than four months off shoulder surgery the 36-year-old Halladay sounded like a defeated man. Although he had hardly..." September 18

  • Vesting options boost Utley's deal

    Fox Sports "Chase Utley’s new two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies is worth $27 million. But if the second baseman stays healthy he can max out at five years $75 million according to major-league sources. Utley who turns 35 on Dec. 17 received three vesting options each worth $15 million on top of..." August 08

  • Phillies, Chase Utley in agreement on extension

    Fox Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies declined to trade second baseman Chase Utley in July preferring to negotiate an extension with him and make him in the words of general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. a “Phillie for life.” Mission nearly accomplished. The Phillies are close to signing Utley to a two-year..." August 08

  • After Navarro collision, Cubs say Utley doesn’t play dirty

    CSN Chicago "After several minutes lying in the dirt Dioner Navarro had to be lifted onto a cart and driven away. Hands on his head the Cubs catcher looked stunned as he left the field to get X-rays on his right leg. The crowd of 36171 at Citizens Bank Park respectfully cheered and clapped on Wednesday..." August 08

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Hearing same as @jsalisbury: Utley #Phillies are close. Two-yr deal in high $20M range with multiple vesting options. About to post story.

  • Chase Utley, Phillies discussing multiyear deal for about $13M a year

    CBS Sports "Chase Utley and the Phillies have been discussing deals for three years or two years plus a vesting option for a third that would pay him in the neighborhood of $13 million a year sources said. Leading up to the trade deadline the Phillies have been telling teams Utley is unavailable as they..." July 31

  • Teams being told Utley is unavailable for trade

    CBS Sports "Chase Utley is unavailable -- at least at the moment. Two general managers with interest in the Phillies star say the Phillies have informed them that Utley isn't going anywhere. The Phillies are trying to sign Utley to an extension as they consider him their "franchise player'' and there's..." July 29

  • Contract extension for Utley? Sure feels like it

    CSN Philly "Are the Phillies nearing a contract extension with Chase Utley? The hunch here is that they might be. Something seems to be brewing. Again it’s just a hunch but we thought we’d share it anyway. The Phillies are always super quiet when it comes to contract matters -- sometimes they even..." July 25

  • Is Los Angeles' own Chase Utley on Dodgers' radar?

    CBS Sports "Word going around the game is that the Dodgers could have interest in Chase Utley, the longtime Phillies star who in his younger days starred at UCLA and before that at Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic High. It isn't known if the Dodgers have gone so far as to contact the Phillies regarding..." July 02

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