Sunday, February 7, 2016

Charlie on Chase: "Hopefully we don't lose him for very long."

The Phils will have to wait until Wednesday to find out if they'll be without Chase Utley after the second baseman was scratched with an injury on Tuesday.

Charlie on Chase: "Hopefully we don't lose him for very long."

Charlie Manuel hoped for the best, but was cautiously optimistic about Chase Utley´s health. (Matt York/AP)
Charlie Manuel hoped for the best, but was cautiously optimistic about Chase Utley's health. (Matt York/AP)

The visiting clubhouse at Marlins Park was shaking on Tuesday night, as a barrage of rap music played through the speakers. 

Tyler Cloyd laughed, knowing he was going to be difficult to hear in a postgame interview. Laughs were aplenty in a clubhouse following a game that saw the Phils tie a season-high with 15 hits in a 7-3 win over the Marlins.

Chase Utley was nowhere to be found after the game. He was getting treatment.

Utley took himself out of the lineup less than a half hour before the game began. Utley hurt hit right side, likely his oblique, on a swing during pregame batting practice.

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He will be reevaluated on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, Charlie Manuel hoped for the best, but was cautiously optimistic.

"When he took a swing, he kind of felt a little burn, a pain in his rib cage," Manuel said. "I’m sure they’ll find out exactly how serious it is tomorrow. Sometimes if you keep playing (on it), that can, the rib cage, you can tear that and it can keep getting longer and it can be serious, you can lose some time. I’ve had that. It’s hard to breathe, really hard to swing. We’ll see. Hopefully we don’t lose him for very long."

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