Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder John Mayberry Jr. (15) and second baseman Chase Utley (26) walk in the outfield before the start of a MLB game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Utley Thing Not Just Going Away

Chase Utley is reportedly “scared” of his rib cage injury.

So, that means he is out again this evening, and will probably continue to be out for a time labeled casually as “the foreseeable future,” but that’s why we have words like “forever.”  So you don’t have to say all that.

Chase checked around and people told him to take it easy.  And that means Chase will probably be on the DL within a day or a few days, and we can shift to discussing who from their paltry options the Phillies should bring up/acquire to replace him.

Well, if current trends continue, the Phillies will sign the worst, most bumbling, racist second baseman they can find, preferably with a history of very aggressive anger.  Remember when Roberto Alomar spat in John Hirschbeck’s face?  Like that, every night.

It could be as unsexy as Pete Orr or as unsexy as Darin Ruf.  Orr is at least a serviceman, parked in the minors in case of emergency.  Ruf is the kid everybody swears will be the real deal if the Phillies ever bother to promote him.  He’s currently 2 for his last 27.  He strikes out a lot.

Take your pick.

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