Chase Utley clears waivers and can now be traded to any team (if he gives his consent)

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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.

Yankees, Astros lineups for ALCS Game 6

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Things haven’t gone quite according to plan for the Astros, who missed the opportunity to clinch the American League Championship Series after losing 4-1 to the Yankees in Game 5 on Friday. Still just one win away from a World Series invitation, they’ll try their luck again on Saturday night.

Neither lineup has been significantly altered for Game 6. The Yankees will try to push the series to a final Game 7 with right-hander Chad Green, backed by this configuration:

1. DJ LeMahieu (R) 1B
2. Aaron Judge (R) RF
3. Gleyber Torres (R) 2B
4. Aaron Hicks (S) CF
5. Edwin Encarnación (R) DH
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Gary Sánchez (R) C
8. Gio Urshela (R) 3B
9. Brett Gardner (L) LF

The Astros, meanwhile, will send Brad Peacock to the mound in what figures to be a bullpen game for both sides, marking the righty’s first official postseason start since the 2017 ALDS. Martín Maldonado is back in the lineup, as is Josh Reddick, while both Robinson Chirinos and Jack Marisnick will be available off the bench.

1. George Springer (R) CF
2. José Altuve (R) 2B
3. Michael Brantley (L) LF
4. Alex Bregman (R) 3B
5. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
6. Carlos Correa (R) SS
7. Yordan Álvarez (L) DH
8. Martín Maldonado (R) C
9. Josh Reddick (L) RF

Starting tonight, the ALCS returns to Houston for Game 6 and a potential Game 7. Game time is set for 8:08 PM EDT.