Our friend Casey Feeney from Comcast Sportsnet was live tweeting Chase Utley’s first appearance from Dunedin, Florida today and it looked as though Utley was feeling good.
He finished up his first extended spring training game 5-for-7 with two home runs and three singles. On another swing, he narrowly missed hitting a ball over the wall for a third home run, however it was caught at the track in dead center field. He played four innings in the field according to the CSN Producer, but got no ground ball outs. He recorded three pop-up outs.
By Feeney’s account, Utley looked to be lacking burst while taking off from the bags, but that’s clearly to be expected. He’s still re-learning how to run without pain. Give that time.
If you want the entire run down, go to @CaseyFeeney66 on twitter.