Utley Is Back
He arrived at Citizens Bank Park this morning. He is not in the lineup for this afternoon’s series finale against the Texas Rangers, but expect him to be in the lineup for tomorrow night’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds. Utley, who has been recovering from patellar tendinitis in his right knee, played in four consecutive rehab games with Class A Clearwater.
Team physician Michael Ciccotti and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan will examine Utley today, which is why he has not been activated. But unless something completely unexpected happens, I would bet he is in the lineup hitting third and playing second base tomorrow.