Good news: Utley is back!!!

Utley reinstated from disabled list.

Second baseman Chase Utley has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, the Phillies designated infielder Greg Dobbs for assignment.

Utley, 31, was originally placed on the disabled list on June 29 and had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 1 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He played in four rehab games with single-A Clearwater, three at second base and one at DH, going 3-for-12 with two triples, one RBI, one walk and one run
scored.

In 72 games this season, Utley is batting .277 with a .383 on-base percentage, 11 HR, 37 RBI and 49 runs scored. He also has an active 15-game on-base streak heading into Tuesday night’s game against San Francisco.

Dobbs, 32, hit .191 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 76 games this year for Philadelphia.

H/T: Phillies.com

Welcome back Chase. We’d missed you. Hope you’re ready to contribute. Sorry to see you go, Greg, but, well, your bat just wasn’t there.

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