Chase Utley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chase Utley’s NLDS slide still reverberates in Mets-Dodgers

    Newsday "It has been seven months since the Dodgers’ Chase Utley left the Mets’ Ruben Tejada with a broken leg, the result of a hard takeout slide that would change the way the game is played. When the Mets visited the Dodgers Monday, most traces of ill will from that infamous slide seemed to have..." May 10

  • Chase Utley started the season with an illegal slide

    CBS Sports "As I'm sure you remember, Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada's leg with a brutal takeout side at second base in Game 2 of the NLDS last year. The play was so vicious MLB revised the takeout slide rules over the winter to make sure slides like that never happen again. On Monday, the Dodgers opened..." April 05

  • MLB drops suspension against Dodgers' Chase Utley after controversial slide

    Los Angeles Times "Major League Baseball has dropped its suspension of the Dodgers' Chase Utley, a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to discuss it told The Times on Sunday. Utley declined to comment before the Dodgers' workout Sunday in Phoenix. Utley was suspended after his controversial..." March 06

  • Ruben Tejada’s not over that Chase Utley dirty slide

    New York Post "Ruben Tejada is back on the field after suffering that terrible broken right leg as a result of Chase Utley’s late, hard slide in Game 2 of the NLDS on a defenseless Tejada. “I’d like to see the fielder be protected,’’ Tejada told The Post of the proposed rule change — The Utley Rule — which..." February 16

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Chase Utley agrees to a one-year deal with the Dodgers. @Ken_Rosenthal said it was close.

  • Chase Utley returns to Dodgers on one-year contract

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have re-signed veteran infielder Chase Utley to a one-year contract for 2016, CBSSports MLB insider Jon Heyman has confirmed. Heyman adds that the deal is expected to be worth around $7 million guaranteed. Utley, who turns 37 this month, is coming off a 2015 season in which he..." December 06

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Angels & Dodgers both remain interested in Chase Utley. One friend of Utley says he has options, but his preference is to play in California

  • Agent claims a handful of teams have interest in Chase Utley

    The Outside Corner "Chase Utley is 36 years old and will be 37 by the time he reports to spring training in a few more months. The trajectories of the six-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger award winner have been well documented as he continues to age and his knees become more brittle by the day. Still,..." November 20

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada says Chase Utley has to play game 'the right way'

    ESPN New York "Three weeks after a late slide from Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley ended his postseason, New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada offered his first public comments on the play. "It was really late, but I can't do anything right now," Tejada said Saturday, before the Mets' 5-3 loss in..." November 01

  • Chase Utley is coming back — if he can find a team

    New York Post "Mets fans should have Chase Utley to loathe for at least another season. “One hundred percent he is playing next year,” Utley’s representative, Joel Wolfe, told The Post. There had been suspicion Utley might retire because his appeal hearing for his two-game suspension for his takeout slide..." October 27

  • Utley's hearing on suspension appeal postponed "The appeal hearing for Chase Utley's two-game suspension has been postponed indefinitely, according to a report Monday by the New York Daily News. The hearing won't take place on Monday in New York, as originally scheduled. With the Dodgers' season over following their loss to the Mets in the..." October 20

  • With Dodgers' season over, Utley appeal hearing postponed

    The Score "With no urgency remaining following the Los Angeles Dodgers' elimination from the postseason, Major League Baseball and the players' association postponed Chase Utley's appeal hearing. Utley was suspended for two games by MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre for a takeout slide in Game 2 of..." October 18

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Source: Chase Utley's appeal hearing has been scheduled for next Monday (Oct. 19).

  • No hearing today: Chase Utley to be eligible once again

    Hardball Talk "Chase Utley‘s suspension is quickly turning into a more theoretical than actual thing. Following his Sunday suspension for sliding into Ruben Tejada and breaking Tejada’s leg, Utley appealed. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement players are eligible pending appeal, and because MLB, the union..." October 13

  • Dodgers rep refuses media access to Chase Utley

    New York Daily News "Chase Utley didn’t talk after Monday night’s game, getting an assist from a meddlesome Dodgers employee who stood in the way of two New York reporters. Steve Brener, who served as the Dodgers’ PR director for 13 years in the 1970s and ’80s and is currently a consultant to the club, intercepted..." October 13

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Second source saying Utley appeal unlikely to be heard today. Sounds like he indeed will be available for #Dodgers tonight.

  • Chase Utley appeal hearing 'highly unlikely' for Monday

    ESPN "The appeal hearing for Chase Utley may not be held Monday, according to a media report, meaning the Los Angeles Dodgers infielder will continue to be eligible to play until the appeal is heard, including Monday night's Game 3. A source told The Los Angeles Times that the hearing is "highly..." October 12

  • Dodgers' Utley suspended for two games for illegal slide, will appeal "Dodgers infielder Chase Utley has been suspended for Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series vs. the Mets as a result of his illegal slide in the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday night's Game 2 at Dodger Stadium, Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre announced..." October 12

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    MLB @MLB

    Dodgers 2B Chase Utley suspended for #NLDS Games 3 and 4 as a result of his illegal slide in the 7th inning Saturday.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Source: Chase Utley was administered a concussion test after the game last night. He passed.

  • Chase Utley apologizes to Ruben Tejada via text to David Wright

    CBS Sports "Chase Utley of the Dodgers has apologized to infielder Ruben Tejada of the Mets for breaking Tejada's leg in Game 2 of the NLDS the night before, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports on Sunday. Utley's hard slide into the general area of second base in the seventh inning Saturday night, as..." October 11

  • Chase Utley defends questionable slide as Mets vent: 'You can't forget'

    USA Today "Just as a crush of news reporters was about to enter the New York Mets clubhouse Saturday night, shortstop Ruben Tejada gingerly limped out with his right leg in a walking boot, his right hand clutching a crutch and his left one a shoe. If the sight of Tejada being carted off the field in the..." October 11

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada breaks leg on vicious Chase Utley takeout slide

    SB Nation "Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was taken off the field on a cart with a broken leg after getting taken out by Chase Utley of the Dodgers on a play at second base in the seventh inning of Game 2 of their National League Division Series. With runners on the corners and the Mets leading 2-1, Howie..." October 11

  • Utley is about to find out what happens when you play dirty

    New York Post "Chase Utley has fine lifetime numbers against Matt Harvey, so there is an awfully good chance he will start Game 3 of this National League Division Series when it resumes Monday at Citi Field. And even if he doesn’t, and merely trots to third base as part of the pregame introductions … If..." October 11

  • 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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