Wanna buy Chase Utley’s house?


You may be aware that Chase Utley used to play for the Phillies. And that he doesn’t anymore. And that, because he doesn’t anymore, he doesn’t need a house in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Well, to be honest, no one needs a house in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, but when you’re a rich athlete you’re likely to have one there.

Now Utley wants to sell his and, if you happen to need a house in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, you can have Utley’s. At least if you have $3.495 million. Plus closing costs, I’m guessing. If Utley will break a dude’s leg to break up a double play, he sure as hell isn’t gonna meet you halfway on closing costs. I wouldn’t even ask, really.

The house itself looks pretty good. A story about it and a slideshow for it is here. The outside looks like a stockbroker might own it and that’s kind of boring, but inside it has a lot of clean lines and skews modern as opposed to all of that ornate and gross Mediterranean crap you often see in ballplayers’ houses. God, I hate that.

Bonus: Allen Iverson used to own it before Utley did. It’d be cool if, say, Ron Jaworski, Wilt Chamberlain and, I dunno, Ed Delahanty used to own it too, but it doesn’t look that old.

(h/t to Bernie for the heads up)

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.