Chase Utley Could Go To Extended Spring Training Soon

The latest updates on Chase Utley have been pretty ambiguous -- "Chase Utley could begin running soon," "Chase Utley has pulled an old pair of running shoes out of his closet," "Chase Utley thinking about possibly getting one of those Wii Fit games." This one is just a little bit better, from David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal:

Charlie says he thinks Utley would benefit from more workouts in ext spring & soon be ready for some games. Did well in workouts today.

That's probably the best update that we've heard on the All-Star second baseman in a while. Utley has missed the entire season thus far with a rugged combination of bone inflammation, tendinitis, and chondromalacia. The Phillies have used Wilson Valdez in Utley's place, and while the offensive production is a far cry from what Philadelphia has come to expect, no one has really noticed with the Phillies winning games.

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