Chase Utley took his first step to returning to the Phillies lineup Sunday at Coca-Cola Park. The 36-year-old second baseman, filled with trade rumors involving the Cubs, served as the IronPig designated hitter and had a successful day.
"Some at bats I had decent timing and others I didn't. It's a work in progress, but overall it was good," said Utley after his 2-for-3 outing.
Battling a sore ankle all season, Utley has hit just .179 this season in 65 games.