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UPDATE: Chase Utley had a pretty good first day in Florida

May 7, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

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UPDATE: We have some more details about today’s extended spring training game.

Eddie Michaels of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Utley was able to beat out a throw on a single while David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal adds that he played four innings in the field.

“It felt pretty good just to get back out between the lines,” Utley said. “So far so good and we’ll see how it (right knee) responds tomorrow and go from there.”

1:45 PM: Yes, this is another extended spring training tidbit, but I promise it’s a good one.

According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Chase Utley played in his first extended spring training game this morning in Dunedin, Florida and went 5-for-7 with two home runs.

Of course, Utley has been able to take batting practice without any issues throughout this entire process, so his success at the plate shouldn’t be a huge surprise. I’m more interested to learn if he played in the field and how he felt running the bases.

More to follow.

  1. Old Gator - May 7, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Every day in Florida is a good day, D.J.

    Unless you get hit by lightning. Or someone finally disconnects your respirator. Or something like that.

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