Chase Utley
2B LAD
1 day ago

Utley went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and a pair of runs scored in Monday's loss to Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old's big day at the plate brought his Cactus League slash line up to .364/.395/.576 in 36 plate appearances. Utley was already considered a near-lock for the Opening Day roster as a backup infielder, and his strong spring further solidifies that role. The veteran won't have much value in fantasy circles in a backup role, but if Corey Seager (back) is forced to miss any time to begin the year, then Utley would presumably see regular playing time at second (with Logan Forsythe moving to short) until the start shortstop returns.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
2 weeks ago

Utley kept his hot spring going with a 2-for-3 day at the dish with a double, two RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old was brought back to camp to compete for a utility infield job this spring. He is showing that he still has life left in that bat, and his willingness to play at the corners should make it an easy decision for Dodgers management.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
1 month ago

Utley will get some work at first base during spring training, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Logan Forsythe's signing signaled the end of Utley's run as the Dodgers' everyday second baseman. With that, Utley will get reps at first base as a way of increasing his versatility. Considering Friday's announcement that Adrian Gonzalez will miss two weeks due to elbow inflammation, Utley figures to have plenty of opportunity to learn the position and could see playing time there when the Dodgers begin playing exhibition games.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
1 month ago

Utley will remain in Los Angeles, as he agreed to a one-year deal with the club on Friday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Financial aspects of the deal are currently unknown. The 38-year-old veteran slashed .252/.319/.396 across 565 plate appearances in 2016. With the addition of Logan Forsythe and Justin Turner to the Dodgers' infield, Utley projects to be primarily used as a utility option in 2017, mainly facing right-handed pitching.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
5 months ago

Utley is not in the lineup Thursday for the Dodgers' Game 5 NLCS matchup with the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Utley typically heads to the bench when left-handers take the mound, and Thursday is no different with Jon Lester toeing the rubber for Chicago. Kike Hernandez will fill in for him and bat leadoff.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
5 months ago

Utley is not in the lineup for the Dodgers' NLDS matchup with the Nationals on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Utley will be held out with left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the bump for the Nationals. Charlie Culberson will fill in at second base, and Howie Kendrick will serve as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter in Utley's place.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
6 months ago

Utley is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Utley will sit for the second time in as many days with a left-hander on the mound for the opponent. Charlie Culberson will man the keystone for the Dodgers on Friday night.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
6 months ago

Utley is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts has stacked his lineup with right-handed bats to counter Padres starter Christian Friedrich. Enrique Hernandez will start at second base in place of Utley, who is just 14-for-86 (.163 average) against left-handed pitching this season.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
6 months ago

Utley hit a solo home run and walked twice in a 2-for-3 game Tuesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Utley was hitting just .243/.309/.378 with one home run in 20 September games before the blast. Still, the Dodgers like him at the top of their lineup against right-handed pitchers like Tuesday's opponent Paul Clemens. Expect Charlie Culberson to keep getting at-bats in Utley's stead against lefties.

Chase Utley
2B LAD
6 months ago

Utley is out of the lineup for Sunday's contest against Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Utley owns a weak .165 batting average against lefties, so he'll sit out of Sunday's game. With Utley out, Charlie Culberson will take over at second base and bat eighth.