Report: Phillies’ Chase Utley Still Not Fielding Grounders
Chase Utley rejoined the Philadelphia Phillies over a week ago, but he’s still yet to even take ground balls, reports Jim Salisbury of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
Utley, 33, has yet to play for the Phillies this season — he’s been battling chronic knee pain, and he’s spent most of 2012 away from the team, rehabbing back home in Phoenix.
Utley rejoined the Phillies on May 5 and was hoping to resume baseball activities soon, but he’s yet to take the field, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed. There’s still no timetable for the All-Star second baseman even to play a minor league rehab start, let alone a big-league game.
Meanwhile, fellow Phillies star Ryan Howard is rehabbing in Clearwater and appears to be on track for a return next month.