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

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.


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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