Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Wednesday that Chase Utley is doing baseball activities five days a week.
Amaro has received a positive report from Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan, who is watching Utley's workouts in California this week. "Chase is doing very, very well," said Amaro. "Scott has been with him the last couple of days and he says Chase looks great and is feeling great. We hope it continues." Utley had a late start in 2011 and 2012 due to cartilage-related knee issues, but the Phillies are hopeful that he'll be ready for spring training and Opening Day this year.