Chase Utley placed on 15-day DL

Well, that most-anticipated MR in recent memory is in. Chase Utley was placed on the 15-day DL Thursday night, according to the Phillies. GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. said he would miss two to four weeks with a “very mild oblique strain.”

The good news is that there is no rib cage damage, according to an MRI. Freddy Galvis is expected to start at second base until Utley returns. Utley has missed 122 games over the past two seasons.

“We are being cautious with this injury as it is a trick one and want to make sure it isn’t an issue for him throughout the season,” Amaro said in a statement.

 

Chase Utley at the Six Annual Utley All-Stars Animal Casino Night benefiting the Pensylvania SPCA. Credit Paige Ozaroski
Chase Utley at the Six Annual Utley All-Stars Animal Casino Night benefiting the Pensylvania SPCA. Credit Paige Ozaroski


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