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Rumor Time: the Dodgers could be maybe sorta interested in Chase Utley

Jul 2, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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A day after it was reported that perhaps Chase Utley will be made available by the Phillies, someone else — in this case Jon Heyman — reports that perhaps the Dodgers would be interested:

Word going around the game is that the Dodgers could have interest in Chase Utley, the longtime Phillies star who in his younger days starred at UCLA and before that at Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic High.

Just a rumor, obviously, and Heyman notes that it’s more likely that the Phillies would offer L.A. Michael Young if they want some infield help.

L.A. should be active at the deadline, though. They may still be in last place in the NL West, but the rest of the division is cratering and the Dodgers find themselves a mere three and a half games back.

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jul 2, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    So the Dodgers might possibly be interested in a player who might possibly be made available in a trade.

    Sounds as concrete as any rumor, I suppose.

  2. dodger88 - Jul 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Whether by trade this summer or as a free agent in the off season, Utley would be a good fit assuming he is looking for a 2-3 year deal. After this year Mark Ellis is gone and he has become a virtual platoon player at this point.

  3. greymares - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    There will be no trade of Utley and his next contract will be signed with the Phillies.

    • xmatt0926x - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      I think that’s wishful thinking greymares. I think Cesar Hernandez will be patrolling 2nd base next season for $455,000 or whatever the minimum is. The Phillies need more than a small retooling. They need about 4 position players and a whole new bullpen. If they can do that in one offseason then yeah, keep Lee, Pap,Chooch, and Uteley.

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