Analysis

Pence Out with Shoulder Injury; Utley Swings

(Yahoo Sports)

Hunter Pence is getting a break tonight, but it’s not just for a breather in the midst of his 0-for-15 slump. Pence is dealing with a shoulder injury, according to Charlie Manuel (thanks to Matt Gelb and the beat reporters).

If you remember, Pence slammed into the wall at AT&T Park in San Francisco last week, jarring the shoulder. So far, nothing concrete has been said about him, but keep an eye on this.

UPDATE, 7:23pm: Pence says that was not when he injured the arm – that happened Sunday in San Diego, he told Todd Zolecki.

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Chase Utley swung in the cages today, Charlie Manuel said he looked stronger than he had in Spring Training, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.

Manuel also told the beats that he was encouraged by what he saw. Could he return soon? As you know, he’s been working out in Phoenix with a physical therapist looking to strengthen the knee.

Utley will talk later on today with reporters, so keep an eye here for the latest on Utley.

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  1. Guest

    April 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    When it rains it pours. I like the Utley comment to try and calm the nerves after telling everyone about the shoulder injury.

  2. brooks

    April 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Lee, Howard, Utley, Pence – who’s next?
    Poly you know is heading to that list.

  3. bacardipr05

    April 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Jebus….it didnt really look like he hit the wall that hard…shi* ive got hit by cars and got up and walked away..

  4. The Original Chuck P

    April 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Out of hand.

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