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Utley is out of the lineup Thursday,'s Todd Zolecki reports.

Cesar Hernandez will get the start at second base Thursday as Utley is out of the lineup for the second time in the last four games. Like many of his teammates, Utley has really struggled to start the season, slashing .120/.161/.240 with just two extra-base hits (both home runs) in 50 at-bats. He should be available as a pinch hitter Thursday.

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Utley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

An 0-for-4 showing Saturday has left Utley hitless over his last four games and 17 at-bats, dropping his season average to .119. The 36-year-old figures to come around eventually, so Sunday's benching should represent little more than a day off for him to clear his head. Cesar Hernandez will step into the lineup at second base in place of Utley.

Chase Utley 2B PHI 2 weeks ago

Utley went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in the Phillies' loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

Utley entered the game 2-for-22 to start the season, but turned things around in a big way Tuesday. His first home run came off Mets ace Matt Harvey in the first and his second homer came off lefty Sean Gilmartin in the eighth inning.

Chase Utley 2B PHI 2 weeks ago

Utley is out of Philadelphia's lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

The veteran Utley has struggled to begin the season, hitting .111 with no extra base hits, so the Phillies might just be giving their star some rest to prime a bounce back. Cesar Hernandez is starting at second base in his place.

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Utley went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Monday's opener against the Red Sox.

After some ankle issues slowed him this spring, Utley was able to get right for the start of the regular season. He will look to get his first hit of 2015 Wednesday against Rick Porcello, whom has faced just three times in his career.

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Utley was satisfied with how his ankle felt Saturday after starting at second base for the first time ths spring, the Phillies' official site reports. "It went well. Played four innings, didn't have a whole lot of action, but it went well," Utley said.

Utley, who missed time with a sprained ankle earlier this month, will gradually increase the number of innings he plays at second over the final two weeks of spring training.

Chase Utley 2B PHI 1 month ago

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Utley is getting closer to making his first start at second base, the Phillies' official site reports.

Utley has yet to play in the field this spring as he works his way back from an ankle sprain. He has been taking ground balls in practice and has been playing in games as a DH.

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Manager Ryne Sandberg said Utley's first start at second base could be "right around the corner," the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Utley has been held to only DH appearances since he returned to the lineup. He missed the first 10 games of spring with a sprained ankle.

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Utley said his ankle feels pretty good after making his spring debut Friday as a DH, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports."Still making a little progress on it," he said. "It's not perfect yet, but we're moving in the right direction."

Utley will meet with manager Ryne Sandberg to work out plan to transition to playing in the field soon. He will get a day off Saturday and may DH at least one more time before he gets some action at second base.

Chase Utley 2B PHI 1 month ago

Utley (ankle) will play in his first spring training game Friday, serving as the Phillies' designated hitter, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Utley will bat third, nestled between Cesar Hernandez and Ryan Howard in a rather unintimidating lineup. With more than three weeks to go until Opening Day, Utley should have plenty of time to pile up at-bats before the start of the season.