Chase Utley suspended for Games 3 and 4 of NLDS for takeout slide

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Update (9:39 PM EDT): Utley plans to appeal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.


Per Major League Baseball’s Communications Department on Twitter, Dodgers reserve second baseman Chase Utley has been suspended for Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS for his “illegal” takeout slide during Game 2 of the NLDS, which resulted in a fractured fibula for Mets infielder Ruben Tejada.

Here’s the full statement:

It’s not known yet if Utley plans to appeal the decision. He would be eligible to play until the appeals process reaches completion. If the two-game suspension holds up, the Dodgers would play a man short.