Utley makes another rehab start

Chase Utley could return to the Phillies lineup on Tuesday. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)

Chase Utley was 0-for-3 in this second rehab start for Clearwater in a 6-0 loss to Lakeland Sunday afternoon.

He grounded into a doubleplay in the first inning, grounded out in the third and flew out in the fifth before leaving the game — as scheduled — after seven innings.

He also committed a fielding error in the first inning. 

The Phillies are hoping that Utley will play in one, or perhaps both games, of a scheduled doubleheader Monday and then will decide whether to bring him back to the big leagues.

The Giants are in town for a pivotal three-game series beginning Tuesday night.


Greg Dobbs will get the start tonight at first base against the Mets.

Here is the lineup:

1. Rollins, SS

2. Victorino, CF

3. Polanco, 3B

4. Ibanez, LF

5. Werth, RF

6. Dobbs, 1B

7. Ruiz, C

8. Valdez, 2B

9. Kendrick, P