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Utley will return Monday

Posted on: May 22, 2011 4:23 pm
Edited on: May 22, 2011 4:41 pm
The Phillies already have the best record in the National League.

Now Chase Utley is coming back.

Utley, who missed all of spring training and the first seven weeks of the regular season with a knee injury, will make his 2011 debut Monday night against the Reds. The Phillies announced the move after Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Rangers. To make room for Utley on the roster, the Phillies optioned Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Also, in another expected move, the Phillies put Joe Blanton on the disabled list and recalled Vance Worley, who is expected to start in Blanton's place on Tuesday night.

While the Phillies have survived without Utley, there's no doubt that their offense could use a boost. The Phillies have scored just 15 runs in their last nine games, and Sunday's shutout loss was the their fourth of the season.

Utley went 9-for-32 (.281) in nine rehabilitation games for Class A Clearwater, with two doubles and one home run. The Phillies have suggested that he may need extra days off, at least for the next few weeks.

The Phillies have listed Utley's condition as right knee tendinitis/chondromalacia. He saw a string of specialists this spring, and there was some question about whether he would be able to play at all this year.

Blanton is on the DL for the second time this year. He missed two weeks with an elbow problem, came back and made two starts, then scratched from his next start just before gametime when the elbow flared up again.

Worley pitched well in Blanton's absence before, winning both his starts while allowing just one run in 12 innings.
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Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:05 pm

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This article is about Chase Utley, not our pitching Medavoy...way to be a classless troll.  Who cares about 2009?  That's like me bragging about the 2008 World Series.  While that was awesome, it's in the past.  Let's talk 2011 where the Phillies are better than the Yankees.  No wonder your rating is a 46, I must not be the only one who thinks you're a d-bag...

Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:13 am

Utley will return Monday

Chase will surely offer better 2B production than his replacements so far have.  Just don't expect monster Utley production of 2-3 seasons ago.  Something along the lines of last year is probably the more reasonable expectation.

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