*UPDATE: According to CBSSports’ Jon Heyman, the Phillies and Dodgers have agreed on a deal to send Utley to Los Angeles for two minor leaguers and $2 million of Utley’s remaining $6 million. Nothing has been made official as of yet, however.
while deal hasn’t been signed yet, sides have agreed on deal of utley plus 2M to LA for 2 minor leaguers.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 19, 2015
According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the Phillies and Dodgers are getting “closer” to a Chase Utley trade.
Sources: Phillies, Dodgers moving closer to deal for Chase Utley. Nothing finalized. http://t.co/SbygZUsEEd
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 19, 2015
ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Angels and Dodgers would be the likely landing spots for the 36-year-old, but it appears that the Dodgers have separated themselves in negotiations. If Utley does go to the Dodgers, he will be reunited with former teammate Jimmy Rollins.
CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury has also reported that a source close to Utley has said that if a deal doesn’t materialize today, then Utley will stay in Philadelphia.
Person close to Utley says if trade does not happen today he stays with Phillies. He is not expected to be in Phils’ lineup tonight
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 19, 2015
It’s beginning to look like last night’s two-hit performance could have been Utley’s final game in a Phillies uniform.