Utley Needs More Time to Heal
They were optimistic he would need just two.
But Utley still feels soreness in the oblique, so they said today he is going to need more time.
“It’s just an injury that’s tricky, so we have to be real careful with it,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “He still feels tenderness in there, so we’ve got to be careful not to let it get to the point where it becomes even more of an injury. We’ll just slow play him until he’s ready.”
Asked if Utley had a setback, Amaro said, “No, not to my knowledge he hasn’t had a setback. He’s just still tender.”
Utley has not played since May 20, which makes him eligible to be activated June 5. But that won’t happen.