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Utley not close to running, or jogging

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08:18 AM ET 04.06 | Don't count on Chase Utley running any time soon. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that while Utley continues to make progress with his injured right knee, "It's slow. And it will continue to be slow. Even if he gets to the point where he starts to be able to run or jog or whatever, that doesn't mean he's going to jump forward all of a sudden and be in a rehab [assignment]. That may take some time, too. There's a difference between jogging around and running 100 percent. It's all kind of a progression." Amaro said Utley "is not ready to run. That would be the next step, if he felt comfortable enough to do it. Hopefully we'll get him there at some point." Is he close to jogging? "He is not close to jogging," Amaro said.

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April 6, 2011  08:28 AM ET

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April 6, 2011  08:34 AM ET

This isn't really news, most knew already that this was long to be a pretty long time rehabbing

April 6, 2011  08:44 AM ET

the price is now higher....rangers want lee for young

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April 6, 2011  08:52 AM ET

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, CHASE!

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April 6, 2011  09:04 AM ET

I'm gonna miss him ! (Sgt smiles and pours another) 8)

April 6, 2011  09:16 AM ET

just let this guy get well 100% there is no need for the phillies to count on utley anyways!

April 6, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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He kind of looks like Chris Kattan in this photo.

He now runs like him too

April 6, 2011  09:31 AM ET

is a daily story about utley not making much rehab progress really necessary?

April 6, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Rehab until he is 100% and position for a trade. At 32 years old, his prime time is behind him. Start with Ibanez (now) and then work on the infield for next year. With any luck, pieces can be changed out over a couple years and the Phillies can navigate to the next generation.

April 6, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Rehab until he is 100% and position for a trade. At 32 years old, his prime time is behind him. Start with Ibanez (now) and then work on the infield for next year. With any luck, pieces can be changed out over a couple years and the Phillies can navigate to the next generation.

pretty sure Halladay . Lee and Oswalt would agree with your rebuilding strategy right about now..

April 6, 2011  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Rehab until he is 100% and position for a trade. At 32 years old, his prime time is behind him. Start with Ibanez (now) and then work on the infield for next year. With any luck, pieces can be changed out over a couple years and the Phillies can navigate to the next generation.

The Phillies are old at every position except maybe rightfield (if they ever get one of their young replacements working out there). It's going to be a long term fight to respectibility once this team craps out. Think of the 1978 Big Red Machine. Once they crapped out it took them years to recover & even then, they weren't that good.

April 6, 2011  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He now runs like him too

Actually he runs like Noles

April 6, 2011  10:10 AM ET

so yesterday's rumor was just a rumor and today's rumor is the truth? aye yi yi

April 6, 2011  10:24 AM ET
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They're gonna need this dewd. If Hamels is only going to last 2.2 innings per start, especially against the Metros, they will need his production.

After one game you have this all figured out, huh.

April 6, 2011  10:52 AM ET

he plays baseball...as a pitcher, since when is running part of the deal? If Prince Fielder can play, then a one-legged man should be at least as efficient.

April 6, 2011  11:00 AM ET

Amaro never tells the truth. Not saying I think Utley is close to running or whatever, but Amaro will never tell you the whole story.

Case in point. At the 2009 winter meetings, Amaro said he had no interest in trading for Halladay. Two weeks later, what do you know.

April 6, 2011  11:02 AM ET

What a coincidence, me too!

 
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