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Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:12 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Barring a setback, Chase Utley will be with the Phillies before the month of May is over. That's because Utley will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday night for Class-A Clearwater (Philly.com ) and rehab assignments are limited to 20 days. The Phillies wouldn't send him on the rehab outing just for kicks, so they obviously believe he's within 20 days of being ready to join the big-league club.

That sentiment is likely with good reason, since Utley played a pair of extended spring training games (Saturday and Monday) and went 5-7 with two home runs on Saturday. Also worth noting, the Phillies didn't hold Utley and extra day after playing Monday, so he's playing in back-to-back games -- yet another good sign.

Utley, 32, is one of the best second basemen in baseball when healthy. He's received MVP votes in five different seasons and won the NL Silver Slugger at second base four times. In 2010, injuries limited him to 115 games, but he still hit .275 with 16 home runs, 65 RBI, 75 runs and an .832 OPS. Utley's replacement at second base this season has been Wilson Valdez, who is hitting .247 with a dismal .579 OPS (due to not taking walks and having no power).

Utley has been sidelined the entire 2011 season with patellar tendinitis, chondrolmalacia and bone inflammation in his right knee.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

The article is carelessly written.  It says he begins the assignment "Tuesday"
It says Tuesday night.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

The article is carelessly written.  It says he begins the assignment "Tuesday".  But the article was posted today, and today is a Tuesday.  So did the writer mean today, or next Tuesday?  If next Tuesday, then part of the article would be wrong, since it says that the assignment could last no longer than 20 days and that he'll have to finish it by the end of may, but 20 days from next Tuesday, May 17, would extend into June.  So it appears he may actually mean today, but why should we have to go to such lengths to figure that out? 



Since: Aug 16, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

Great news!!!! With Chase and Chooch returning to the lineup it will put the Phillies in the next gear. We will be leaving everyone else in the dust. Take it easy and get strong Chase and get well soon Chooch. Can't wait to see our regular lineup back. Keep winning in the meantime Phils. Also get well Roy, Jose, and Brad. I guess we should be seeing Dom soon as well. Boy this is going to be fun to watch. GO PHILS GO!!!!!!!!!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

Wow, already starting the rehab assigment?  He is progressing faster than I thought he would.  Thought he would spend at least a week and a half in the extended spring training games.  This is great news. 

Can hardly wait to see Chase back on the field.  Still, take your time and get it right. 



Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

Can't wait to see him out there again!

Go Chase! Go Phils!



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Utley to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

CHASE!



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