Utley Makes First Start At Second BaseBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Chase Utley has been getting a number of at-bats over the last few weeks, but had been avoiding the field, playing exclusively as a DH. On Monday, the second baseman finally felt good enough to give the field a try, playing six innings at in the field for the first time in his rehabilitation program.
Utley had a successful game in the field, making three strong defensive plays to catch three runners stealing. He also went 1-4 at the plate, and drove in a run.
There’s no word on whether Utley will start in the field again today, or be given rest to see how his knees respond. He is in the middle of a 20-day rehab assignment, meaning the latest he can return to the major leagues is July 2nd.
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