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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Dodgers release Utley to facilitate retirement

And the retirees just keep on coming….

Chase Utley was given his unconditional release by the Dodgers on Friday so the veteran second baseman can officially retire. Utley announced in July that 2018 would be his final season.

“The thing I’m having the most difficult time with is being a part-time dad,” Utley said at a press conference to make the announcement. “So that’s really the reason I’m shutting it down. I’m ready to be a full-time dad.”

Utley played 16 seasons in the Majors. He played his first 13-plus seasons with the Phillies and was traded to Los Angeles in 2015, where he played his final three-plus years.

QLE Posted: November 11, 2018 at 06:56 AM | 42 comment(s)
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Designated for Assignment ... Permanently

Earlier this month, Chase Utley, the longtime Philadelphia Phillies star and current Los Angeles Dodger, announced that he is playing his last season. One of the best second baseman of his era, he has, at 39, been relegated to a role player, frequently coming off the bench in tough situations.

NattyBoh Posted: July 28, 2018 at 04:09 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chase utley, doug glanville, retired players, retirement tours

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hall of Fame or Not, Chase Utley Was ‘The Man’ for Philadelphia

Wins above replacement — Baseball-Reference.com’s metric that attempts to gauge a player’s value over a typical replacement — credits Utley with 65.7 WAR, placing him among the top 100 position players ever.

Then again, several players with more WAR than Utley are not enshrined, including fellow second basemen Lou Whitaker, Bobby Grich and Willie Randolph.

Hank Gillette Posted: July 26, 2018 at 11:19 AM | 5 comment(s)
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