Dodgers eyeing Utley?

CBS Sports.com and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that the Dodgers could be interested in Phillies second baseman Chase Utley — a Pasadena, Calif., native who played collegiately at UCLA.

Heyman notes it’s unclear whether the Dodgers have contacted the Phillies, though Los Angeles is believed to be looking for infield help because of Mark Ellis’ struggles and Juan Uribe’s lackluster play.

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti declined to talk with Heyman about any players not in the Dodgers system, while the Phillies and general manager Ruben Amaro are still hoping to turn around their season.

Utley, who is hitting .284/.348/.517 with 11 home runs, recently told MLB.com he is aware he might be shopped.

“Any time you’re at the end of your contract and your team isn’t doing as well as it could be doing, your name is going to be out there in trade talks,” Utley said. “I get it. Everyone in this clubhouse gets it. We still have a month to play. We can put ourselves back in contention pretty easily. But we’ve got to play good baseball.”

- Cash Kruth

 

3 Comments

dodgers will not get Utley

Utley must atay with the Phillies he still could put up numbers and is very important to the Phillies bringing up younger players.

Here is the situation which I believe WHY the Dodgers should not go after Chase Utley, You have Ellis, Uribe, Ramirez & Cruz all who are capable of playing 2nd base
so why trade key players for him ? What are their plans when Crawford comes off
the disabled list & what will happen to Puig ? Do they send him down or do they keep
him on the roster ? If it wasn’t for him we would probably still be in last place.

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