Utley in the lineup for today's game

Some surprising news out of the clubhouse morning. Chase Utley, who yesterday went 2-for-4 with a double in a minor league game, will make his first appearance in a Grapefruit League game today. The second baseman, whose receovery from hip surgery was initially predicted to be between four and six months, is leading off today against the Cardinals at Bright House Field.

Utley had surgery on Nov. 24. He will be 16 weeks post-operation on Monday.

Here's the rest of the line-up:

  1. Chase Utley 2B
  2. Jayson Werth CF
  3. Greg Dobbs DH
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Raul Ibanez LF
  6. Pedro Feliz 3B
  7. Geoff Jenkins RF
  8. Jason Donald SS
  9. Carlos Ruiz C