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Utley to start rehab assignment in the Florida State League

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chase Utley is getting one step closer to playing for the Philadelphia Phillies. Utley is expected to fly down to Clearwater, Florida today to attend extended Spring Training games.

He is expected to start playing in these games soon. Once there, he will be able to start rehabbing with the Phillies minor league team in the Florida State League.

Philadelphia Phillies star second baseman Chase Utley bats against the Cincinnati Reds
Chase Utley bats against the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome via Getty Images)

He’s currently been out with patellar tendinitis. Utley is expected to return to the Phillies at the end of May. At least that is the hope.

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This news comes as the Phillies are on a three-game win streak. They will look to make it four in a row against the Atlanta Braves.

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The Phillies are coming off a series sweep of the Washington Nationals.

In their last game, Raúl Ibañez led the Phillies with three RBIs in a 7-3 win at Citizens Bank Park.

The Pasadena, California native has yet to play in a game this season. It is not clear when he will make his season debut at press time.

He last played for the Phillies in their National League Championship Series loss to the San Francisco Giants. The Giants defeated the Phillies 4-2 in the series.

In Game 6 of the series, Utley went 1 for 3 with a walk. He also had a double and a hit-by-pitch in the 13-8 loss at Citizens Bank Park.

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During the 2010 season, Utley had a .275 batting average in 115 games. He had 16 home runs and 65 RBIs in 425 at-bats.

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The 16 home runs were tied for fourth on the team. Ibañez also had 16 home runs in 155 games.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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