Chase Utley clears waivers and can now be traded to any team (if he gives his consent)
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has passed through revocable trade waivers and can now be offered up to any team, though the 36-year-old carries full no-trade protection via 10-and-5 rights and can veto a deal if it’s not to his liking. Utley has not said publicly whether he is open to leaving the Phillies.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported Monday morning that the Giants have been keeping tabs on Utley, and the Yankees, Angels, and Cubs are also thought to have some level of trade interest.
Utley is batting just .190/.262/.294 in 69 total games this season for the last-place Phillies, but he’s shown some signs of life offensively (5-for-13 with three doubles and three RBI) since returning late last week from a right ankle injury.
Utley is making $14 million this year. He will become a free agent in the fall.