Waiting on Utley
Ruben Amaro Jr. said Saturday the Phillies would know if a cortisone injection into Chase Utley‘s right knee worked before the end of the weekend. He adjusted that timetable Sunday, when he said they would know in 24 to 48 hours.
Amaro offered no update yesterday.
“There’s nothing new,” he said.
Perhaps we will learn something today. In the meantime, here is today’s lineup against the Orioles at Bright House Field: Shane Victorino CF, Placido Polanco 3B, Jimmy Rollins SS, Ryan Howard 1B, Raul Ibanez LF, Ben Francisco RF, John Mayberry Jr. DH, Carlos Ruiz C and Josh Barfield 2B.
Cole Hamels makes his third Grapefruit League start.
Headed to Lakeland for tomorrow’s game against the Tigers? This is the lineup posted in the clubhouse (subject to change): Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Delwyn Young RF, Ross Gload DH, Brian Schneider C, Wilson Valdez 2B.
Joe Blanton starts.
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