Chase Utley still not recovered from January ankle injury

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Phillies second baseman Chase Utley sprained his ankle while doing offseason workouts in mid-January and was expected to be fully healthy for spring training, but he’s still hurting.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Utley was held out of Monday’s workouts and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said: “They’re not going to play him for a little while.”

As of now the Phillies have given no indication that they think the 36-year-old’s injury is more serious than initially believed. Utley played 155 games last season, which was his most action since 2009.