Analysis

Utley to DL with Mild Oblique Strain

(AP)

(AP)

Chase Utley felt a pain in his rib cage during BP a few days ago, and that pain will land him in the DL. Utley has been diagnosed with a very mild Grade 1 oblique strain.

GM Ruben Amaro commented, saying “the recovery for this type of injury should take between 2-4 weeks. We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days. We are being cautious with this injury as it is a tricky one and want to make sure it isn’t an issue for him throughout the season.”

The fact that it’s the strain is being called “very mild” is a good sign; but the fact that yet another player will hit the disabled list is not. Add him to the list of Halladay, Ruiz, Lannan, and Adams.

 

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