Utley update: Chase plays six innings at 2B
The Phillies didn’t play on Monday, but Chase Utley did.
Utley played six innings at second base for the Clearwater Threshers and went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a strikeout. In the field
On three occasions Utley fielded a throw from catcher Cameron Rupp and applied a tag to nab a would-be Dunedin base-stealer.
Utley also caught a popup, fielded a grounder and started a double play. At the plate
: Utley grounded out to second to advance a runner from second to third.Second at-bat
: Utley was called out on strikes.Third at-bat
: Utley delivered an RBI single through the hole between first and second base.Fourth at-bat
: Utley flew out to left.
His night ended after the sixth inning, when he was lifted for a defensive replacement.
Utley is rehabbing a chronic knee condition that has kept him out all season. His 20-day minor-league rehab timetable has him on pace for, barring a setback, a July 2 return at the latest. E-mail Corey Seidman at email@example.com