Chase Utley 2B LAD 6 days ago

Utley is in the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Utley was given the night off Friday, but will return to action Saturday. He will play second base and bat leadoff. Utley is 5-for-11 in his last three games started.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 1 week ago

Utley went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was Utley's 11th multi-hit game of the young season and it raised his average to .292 (hitting .304 in May). He's on pace to notch 500 at-bats for just the second time this decade (the other was in 2014, his last full season with the Phillies). The veteran continues to play the role of the pace car for the Dodgers, and any player who hits atop a lineup holds value in a many formats simply because of the extra at-bats they earn.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 2 weeks ago

Utley is not in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite right-hander Michael Wacha taking the ball for St. Louis, Utley will head to the bench for Friday's contest. T's likely just a day off, although it's somewhat puzzling considering his .926 OPS against righties this season. Howie Kendrick will take over at second base in his stead.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 2 weeks ago

Utley went 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored Thursday against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Aside from his power, which is way down from his heyday -- that was just his second homer of the year -- we've seen a good approximation of vintage Utley in his first full season as a Dodger. Even so, Utley's more of an NL-only play than anything else.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 2 weeks ago

Utley is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After getting the night off Monday against lefty Steven Matz, Utley will draw back into the order as the Dodgers' leadoff man with righty Jacob deGrom on the hill. Utley will replace Howie Kendrick at second base Tuesday and he could be in line for another start Wednesday with the Dodgers facing righty Noah Syndergaard.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 3 weeks ago

Utley is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Howie Kendrick healthy in recent weeks, the Dodgers' willingness to use Utley against a left-handed starter has understandably waned. With a seven-game week on the schedule, Monday is the only matchup for the Dodgers against a lefty.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 4 weeks ago

Utley is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With southpaw Drew Pomeranz on the hill for the opposing Padres, manager Dave Roberts will maximize the amount of right-handed bats in his lineup, effectively giving Utley the day off. Howie Kendrick will man the keystone in his stead, while Yasiel Puig will take his spot atop the batting order.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 4 weeks ago

Utley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Utley's first bomb of the season tied the contest at two in the third inning, but the Dodgers would go on to lose the game. The 37-year-old closed out an impressive April by posting a .286/.375/.440 slash line in 84 at-bats.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 1 month ago

Utley will not start against the Marlins on Wednesday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Utley will be replaced in the lineup by Howie Kendrick, who will play second base and bat sixth. With southpaw Justin Nicolino on the mound for the Marlins, the Dodgers will give Utley a rest, as he is 2-for-13 this season against left-handers opposed to 20-for-60 against right-handers.

Chase Utley 2B LAD 1 month ago

Utley is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With a lefty on the mound in Miami's Wei-Yin Chen, and the Dodgers getting closer to having a healthy roster, Utley will take a seat while Howie Kendrick mans the keystone Monday night.