Thu, Apr 25th 2013, 14:54
Chase Utley has not made a National League All-Star team since 2010 because he has been injured much of the previous two seasons.
But Utley is healthy again, so it will be interesting to see if he can make his sixth All-Star team. Utley made five consecutive All-Star games from 2006-10 as he established himself as the best second baseman in the game.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — online or via your mobile device — using the 2013 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot until July 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can vote at Citizens Bank Park from Wednesday through June 23.
Fans may submit 25 online ballots during the voting period, but can…
Sat, Apr 13th 2013, 14:08
Chase Utley is one of the smartest guys in the Phillies’ clubhouse, but when it comes to postgame commentary, he likes to keep it bland.
That’s what made his remarks after Friday night’s 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins in 10 innings so interesting.
“It’s going to be a fun summer,” Utley said. “I like our squad. We’ve improved offensively and our pitching staff is good. I think we’ll continue to improve on all that.”
A bold prediction it wasn’t, but hearing one of the team’s foundation players say it’s going to be a fun summer had to be heartening to any Phillies fan. Because, after all, what’s more fun than a little winning? (That’s a rhetorical question.)
The Phillies have done some winning…
Sun, Feb 24th 2013, 10:06
It had been a couple years of setbacks and soreness, but Chase Utley is finally back on the field.
He played three innings Saturday in the Phillies’ Grapefruit League opener against the Houston Astros at Bright House Field. It was his first Spring Training game since 2010 because of problems with chronically injured knees. Utley went 1-for-2 with one RBI, ripping the first pitch he saw from Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell up the middle in the first inning to score a run in the 8-3 loss.
“It was a good first step,” Utley said.
Utley isn’t sure how much he will play this spring or if he will be on a routine schedule like other players in camp, but he will not play…