Chase Utley Has Tendinitis In Right Knee

MLB.com beat writer Todd Zolecki is reporting that Phillies' 2B Chase Utley's MRI results show patellar tendinitis in his right knee.

Chase Utley has tendinitis in his right knee, and the Phillies said they will bring him along slowly this spring to ensure he is ready for the season.

Utley is not in the lineup for Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees and has missed three games so far.

Utley commented to say that surgery has not been discussed at the moment.

"I think at this point it's better to be safe than sorry," Utley said. "I'd rather miss some games here than miss games during the season. It's something that I've dealt with before. It's something I'm probably going to have to continue to maintain and keep an eye on."

The Phillies said there is no timetable for Utley to play his next game though he is fully expected to play in the April 1 season opener against the Houston Astros.

The Good Phight will have updates on Utley and the Phillies throughout Spring Training.

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