Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley may be 38 years old, but he’s still spry. He showed off his defense on Sunday afternoon against the Marlins, robbing J.T. Riddle of a single with a dive and a quick throw to first base.
The Dodgers went on to defeat the Marlins 6-3, taking three of four out of the series. Utley finished 1-for-5 at the plate and is now hitting a meager .205/.302/.289 on the season in 96 plate appearances. Father Time may have already taken his bat, unfortunately.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.
Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”
Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.